Monday, 9 June 2014

NHS midwives consider strike after Jeremy Hunt's U-turn on 1% pay rise

NHS midwives consider strike after Jeremy Hunt's U-turn on 1% pay rise Union recommends industrial action after health secretary rejects proposal despite it being approved by George Osborne

Midwives could go on strike for the first time in protest at what they say is ministers "assaulting" their living standards by denying them a 1% pay rise promised to all NHS staff.

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM), the midwives' union, has taken the unprecedented step of recommending to its members in England that they agree to take industrial action, including strike action, to try and force a coalition U-turn. Continue reading... The Guardian

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