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Further nursing strikes announced


26 December 2014

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A fresh wave of NHS strikes has been announced for the New Year in relation to nursing salaries.  

Healthcare staff from a number of different unions will strike for 12 hours on 29 January and again on 25 February. 

Between these dates, staff will continue to work-to-rule meaning that they will only levitra prescription work contracted hours, take all breaks and do no unpaid overtime. 

Christina McAnea, head of healthcare at Unison said: “Our members’ pay has been frozen or held down for the past five years and there is no end in sight. On average, they have lost around 10% in the value of their pay over the life of this parliament. We now have no option but to escalate the plan for longer strikes.” 

This is the latest in a series of strike actions concerning the 1% pay raise recommended for NHS nursing staff. Following the last strike in November, Ministers awarded a 1% pay increase to frontline staff that didn’t have automatic progression-in-the-job rises.  

A spokesperson from alternative for viagra the Department of Health said the news of forthcoming strikes was disappointing. 

"NHS staff are our greatest asset and we want to make the current pay system fairer – which is why we have put forward proposals that would guarantee all staff would get at least a 1% pay rise this year and next, but these have been rejected by the unions. 

"We have taken tough decisions to increase the NHS budget, but we can't afford a consolidated pay rise in addition to increments without risking 10,000 frontline jobs." 

 

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