Unite says inflation means pay award is a cut

The latest hike in inflation will fuel the anger that NHS staff feel about the 'derisory' three-year pay deal, according to Unite.

The Consumer Price Index jumped to 4.7 per cent in August, the highest level since records began in 1997.

Unite argues that the 2.75 per cent being paid to NHS members this year is therefore a pay cut.

Members of Unite are currently being canvassed on a menu for industrial action options to reverse the government’s stance on below-inflation pay awards for NHS staff.

neil.durham@haymarket.com

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