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Unite rallies the health workers

Issue No. 2109

Health workers in the Unite union are gearing up for a day of action over a three-year below-inflation pay rise.

There will be protests at scores of hospitals up and down the country and Unite hopes that the day will serve as a springboard for further action later in the year.

Health vistors, pharmacists and support workers in Unite have voted by a massive 94.81 percent against the pay deal.

Unfortunately Unison, which is the largest health service trade union, has already accepted the deal and is now insisting that Unison members must play no part in the day.

That Unison is encouraging its members to keep away from others who are fighting low pay is a disastrous strategy that can only encourage division among workers in the NHS.

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