Unite ratchets up opposition to 'derisory' pay deal

Unite is planning to ratchet up its campaign against plans to impose what it calls a 'derisory' three-year pay deal for NHS staff.

Formalisation of it with the four health departments in the UK is expected, after they agreed a 7.99 per cent pay deal over the next three years.

‘We will be seeking further meetings with ministers outlining our continuing anger and will, failing progress, be seeking an Early Day Motion in the next session of Parliament outlining our continued opposition,' said David Fleming, Unite's national officer for health.

‘Industrial action in the autumn is certainly an option that Unite will be consulting its membership over, as will further action and protests.'

As part of its ‘Who Cares?' campaign, Unite is urging a day of demonstrations on 18 July.

rachel.liddle@haymarket.com

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