Union says next week’s action is ON unless government makes “tangible” offer to resolve pay dispute

NHS logoThe GMB has today issued notice of strike action for its members working in the NHS.

GMB members, along with members of other health unions, are planning to strike next Thursday over pay. They met with government officials yesterday, but no deal was reached. They are meeting again tomorrow but say they will not call off the strike unless there is a “tangible” offer they can take back to their members.

GMB national officer Rehana Azam said: “It has taken months to get the talks started in the NHS pay dispute.

“We are all well aware the pressures on NHS staff who have worked tremendously hard despite government taking an axe to their independent pay review body recommendations.

“Should a tangible offer emerge as a result of these current talks GMB will take that offer back to members. We are not in a position to call the strike off until we have such an offer. Notices have been served to the relevant NHS employers today”.

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