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Protest against Pinderfields hospital cuts could lead to ballot

Issue No. 2317

Some 150 people demonstrated against pay cuts last week outside Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Medical secretaries dressed in black to mourn the proposed death of their jobs.

The Unison union has pledged to fight the proposals. It says the plans unfairly target low paid female members of staff who could lose thousands of pounds a year. Unison has said it will ballot for strikes if the hospital trust doesn’t withdraw its plans.

John Appleyard

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Tue 21 Aug 2012, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2317
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