Thursday, 9 October 2014

As NHS strike looms, Guardian survey shows scale of anger on pay | Anna Bawden

As NHS strike looms, Guardian survey shows scale of anger on pay | Anna Bawden Health workers reveal their discontent as three years of real-terms wage cuts and increased pressure hit home.


Why are NHS staff going on strike?
NHS strike: will you take action over pay? Poll

Seething unrest over pay threatens to undermine David Camerons bid to present the Tories as defenders of the NHS, an exclusive Guardian survey of heathcare professionals has found.

Asked: Do you think that NHS staff are paid appropriately?, nearly three-quarters (73%) of respondents answered no. Many among the 1,700 Guardian healthcare network members who took part in the survey feel that for the large amounts of stress, responsibility and social value, NHS staff are hugely underpaid. Pay is now frozen for the next four years while our MPs get 11%. Is their contribution to society so much greater than someone who works for the NHS? one responded. Continue reading... The Guardian

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