HUNDREDS OF porters, cleaners and ancillary staff at Morecambe Bay Health Trust in Barrow, Kendal and Lancaster have unanimously rejected management's 10 percent pay offer. Most workers currently take home a measly £130 a week and are demanding a 15 percent rise.
The workforce have already voted to go on strike if management talks with UNISON on 28 January do not satisfy their demands. One UNISON steward said, 'The members are not going to be ignored any more. For 14 years the management has said there is no money in the NHS for better pay and training. Now there is.'