Unions meet tomorrow with officials in bid to avert action on Thursday

21 June Fight for NHS LondonUnions say next week’s NHS strike is ON unless the government offers their members “fair pay” in talks scheduled for tomorrow morning.

Unions met with government officials yesterday morning, and with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday evening, but no deal was agreed.

Commenting after yesterday’s meeting, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “NHS trade unions will continue to talk with the department.

“The industrial action planned for next week will go ahead unless a fair pay deal for NHS workers can be reached.”

As many as a dozen unions, including GMB, UCATT, UNISON and Unite, are planning to take strike action next Thursday after the government refused to implement the 1% pay rise recommended by the independent NHS Pay Review Body.

 


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