Green Party TU Group Statement on NHS Industrial Action
Nine NHS trade unions are holding a four hour strike (7-11am) on Monday 24 November, and working to rule from 25-30 November by not doing unpaid overtime and taking their breaks.
The unions involved in the action are: - Unison - Royal College of Midwives - Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians - Society of Radiographers - British Association of Occupational Therapists - GMB - Unite - Managers in Partnership - Prison Officers Association
Green Party Trade Union Group Statement
Unite the Union have announced that “NHS workers have had their wages cut by up to 15 per cent since 2010 thanks to the government's draconian pay policy of pay freezes and minuscule below inflation pay rise”.
The Green Party Trade Union Group believes that this is characteristic of a nation where neo-liberal economics has run riot, penalising the poor, the sick, the vulnerable and also those who provide their health care. Unlike Cameron’s cronies, nobody who works in the NHS expects to become a billionaire, but NHS workers will be striking again for decent pay on November 24th. The Green Party Trade Union Group sends it support, we all need the work that these workers do and they need a decent wage!