Health workers’ wages have not been keeping up with prices. The Government has chosen to freeze and then cap our pay, resulting in a fall in living standards.
UNISON and other health unions have submitted a pay claim for a 3.9% increase and an £800 consolidated lump sum for every worker.
But there is no guarantee of more money to increase NHS pay. Instead, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has talked of any pay rise being linked to ‘productivity’ gains. NHS workers and services are already overstretched. We need the pay rise to be funded.
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