Enough is Enough: NHS Staff Take Action on Pay

UNISON members across the North West have been taking strike action today over pay.  

Staff have seen their pay fall in real terms each year since 2009. This year, the Government decided not to pay even the 1% rise recommended by the NHS Pay Review Body.  

The public reaction to the strike has been really good.  The public value their health service and the people who provide it, and we hope that the Government will see that the campaign for fair pay has widespread support.  

The campaign continues this week with the action short of a strike – where NHS staff will be taking their scheduled breaks.   

 A selection of today’s pictures from across the region is posted below.      

Ormskirk & District General Hospital

Ormskirk & District General Hospital

Hartington Road Clinic, Toxteth.

Hartington Road Clinic, Toxteth.

The Walton Centre

Leighton Hospital

Leighton Hospital

Wythenshawe Hospital

Wythenshawe Hospital.  “We really really want fair pay”. 

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Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport.  “Beep if you support us”.   

Aintree

Aintree.

NHS pay Whiston

Whiston Hospital

NHS pay St Helens Dental

St Helens Dental Clinic

NHS pay Rathbone Hospital

Rathbone Hospital

NHS pay Liverpool HMP

NHS staff at HMP Liverpool

NHS Pay Countess of Chester

Countess of Chester.

 

Lots of public support at Ellesmere

Lots of public support at Ellesmere Port – cars tooting their support for NHS staff.   

NHS staff brave the rain in Tameside.

NHS staff brave the rain in Tameside.

Blackpool healthworkers taking action today.

Blackpool health workers taking action today.

Bridgewater staff in Warrington.

Bridgewater staff in Warrington.

 

A big turnout at Trafford.

A big turnout at Trafford.

At the Christie, doctors sent down tea and biscuits for colleagues taking action outside.

At the Christie, doctors sent down tea and biscuits for colleagues taking action outside.

Furness General Hospital.

Furness General Hospital.

Halton General Hospital today.  Fair pay for NHS staff.

Halton General Hospital today. Fair pay for NHS staff.

Deputy Regional Convenor Paula Barker at Halton today.

Deputy Regional Convenor Paula Barker at Halton today.

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Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. “Toot your support”.

Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool.

Broadgreen Hospital in Liverpool.

Ambulance Workers in Warrington.

Pemberton Health Centre

Pemberton Health Centre

NHS staff in Preston call for fair pay.

NHS staff in Preston call for fair pay.

"Low pay now way" at Alder Hey.

“Low pay now way” at Alder Hey.

Westmorland General Hospital.

Westmorland General Hospital.

Healtrh workers in Warrington.  Enough is enough - the Government finds money for some things, why not for NHS workers?

Health workers in Warrington. Enough is enough – the Government finds money for some things, why not for NHS workers?

A cold but very well supported picket line at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.

A cold but very well supported picket line at West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven.

Manchester Royal Infirmary.

Manchester Royal Infirmary.

North Manchester General Hospital.

North Manchester General Hospital.

UNISON and RCM members taking action together in Macclesfield.

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Early morning pickets at Ellesmere Port.

Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool

 

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NHS staff calling for fair pay in Wigan

 

 

 

 

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