Bristol health workers in the Unite union met last week in the wake of new attacks on our pay.
The attack comes with strings attached—and is designed to pitch health workers against each other.
Some health workers will get a 1 percent rise, not linked to pensions, but only if they have no annual incremental wage rises left.
Health workers with any rises left would get nothing.
We called a protest outside the Bristol Royal Infirmary with some 20 activists across two acute hospitals.
Hundreds of health workers and others signed our petition and expressed their outrage.
We gave out leaflets explaining the offer and why we were protesting. We got lots of support.
We have called a health activists’ meeting open to all unions and all hospital staff. It is time for all of us to get active and fight for our National Health Service.