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Anger at health pay cuts

Issue No. 2104

Unions in the NHS are reflecting anger at the government’s three-year below-inflation pay offer.

A consultative ballot of more than 600,000 Unison members working in the health service is set to close on Friday.

The union’s leadership had originally welcomed the offer, but was forced by anger at its health conference to ballot without any recommendation.

Many branches have run excellent campaigns against the offer.

The GMB, Ucatt and the Royal College of Midwives have already rejected the offer – with midwives voting against by 99.7 percent.

The national health committee of the Unite union has also declared against the deal and is set to ballot its members.

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Tue 3 Jun 2008, 18:18 BST
Issue No. 2104
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