Health unions to meet again today with government officials in bid to resolve pay row

NHS logoHealth unions are this afternoon meeting with government officials in the latest bid to resolve Thursday’s pay strike.

Unions, including GMB, SoR, UCATT, UNISON and Unite, are on Thursday planning to walk out for twelve hours, followed by a programme of  working to rule and a further strike on February 25th.

They are angry at the government’s refusal to implement the 1% pay rise recommended by the independent NHS Pay Review Body

GMB national officer Rehana Azam said: “We are pleased we are still in the talks. We are making every effort to get a tangible offer on the table to take back to our members to avert the strike next week”.

Paul Bromley, who led the negotiations for the SoR, said “We are now cautiously optimistic that an agreement that meets our objectives is possible.”

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