NHS staff on strike in Basingstoke

NHS staff on strike

NHS staff on strike

First published in News

HAMPSHIRE health workers are striking today over a pay dispute.

Unions are holding the ‘day of action’ in response to a government pay increase offer of one per cent, which would only be applicable to those already in the top pay band – excluding around 60 per cent of its workforce.

Staff at North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke will strike outside the hospital from 12pm to 2pm while health workers on the Isle of Wight will also take action.

An independent pay review previously recommended a one per cent increase for all NHS staff.

A Unison spokesman said: “UNISON believes that the public deserves a quality NHS with staff that are well motivated and properly rewarded for the vital work they do.”

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12:23pm Thu 5 Jun 14

From the sidelines says...

Ooh, a strike in the public sector. How rare.

And who will get to pay for these demands? The taxpayer. You and me.
Ooh, a strike in the public sector. How rare. And who will get to pay for these demands? The taxpayer. You and me. From the sidelines
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2:24pm Thu 5 Jun 14

Lone Ranger. says...

From the sidelines wrote:
Ooh, a strike in the public sector. How rare.

And who will get to pay for these demands? The taxpayer. You and me.
Yes .... but a very low price for democracy
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: Ooh, a strike in the public sector. How rare. And who will get to pay for these demands? The taxpayer. You and me.[/p][/quote]Yes .... but a very low price for democracy Lone Ranger.
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5:15am Fri 6 Jun 14

skeptik says...

Never worked in the public sector. However, it is obvious to anybody with an IQ in double digits that the private sector would not survive without the thousand and one jobs done on a daily basis, often unseen and unheralded, we just take it for granted.
Never worked in the public sector. However, it is obvious to anybody with an IQ in double digits that the private sector would not survive without the thousand and one jobs done on a daily basis, often unseen and unheralded, we just take it for granted. skeptik
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