Unite the Union

Unite the Union

July 18, 2007 12:56 ET

Unite reaction to meeting with health unions and NHS employers today

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Unite Head of Health Kevin Coyne says,

"Unite alongside other health unions met with NHS employers today in an attempt to reach an agreement on the pay of NHS workers in England. The employers have refused to offer anymore money than the 2% imposed by the Government, which overrode the Pay Review Body's recommendation of 2.5%.

We will meet with our senior NHS representatives shortly and we will recommend they reject the offer and hold a consultative ballot on industrial action.

NHS workers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will all receive pay increases in line with the Pay Review Body's recommendation of 2.5%. It is unacceptable that workers in England should be treated differently and contrary to the Pay Review Body's recommendation."

The Unite section of Amicus is the third biggest health sector union representing 100 000 health sector workers including; theatre nurses; estates and maintenance workers; pathology; health visitors; chaplains; pharmacists; mental health practitioners; health care scientists; sexual health advisors, dental professionals, opticians.

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