Unite/CPHVA suspends health visitor industrial action

The UK's largest trade union, Unite, has suspended its industrial action over last year's NHS pay award.

CPHVA logo (Photograph: Robin Hammond)
CPHVA logo (Photograph: Robin Hammond)

Despite 54% of its members calling for a strike when balloted in November, the union has decided to concentrate on next year’s pay deal and will not continue with any industrial action. 

95% of Unite members rejected the DoH's pay deal, worth just under 8% over three years.

But Unite’s national officer for health, David Fleming, said perceptions and attitudes had changed in the face of unprecedented economic conditions.

‘Given the hardships, job losses, and home repossessions affecting thousands of our fellow citizens, the joint committee decided to defer industrial action. It was the mature and sensible course to take,’ said Mr Fleming.

tom.ireland@haymarket.com

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