Day of action for health staff

By Ross Findon

Thursday, June 5, 2014

 

Day of action for health staff

Isle of Wight NHS staff gather outside St Mary's Hospital to back a campaign for better pay. Picture by Sara Bryce.

HOSPITAL staff on the Isle of Wight took part in a day of action today (Thursday), calling for better pay.

Staff at St Mary’s Hospital gathered to back the national We’re Worth It campaign following a government pay review of the NHS.

Jay Nevett, a health care assistant and Unison steward said staff had been very disappointed by the review, which meant many workers would miss out on a pay rise, while others would only receive one per cent.

The day of action has been supported by members of other unions, but there will be no impact on hospital services. Unison has warned however that it is to ballot members nationally on strike action.

Mr Nevett said: "The goodwill that runs the NHS is running out. If we lose that then it will have a massive impact on the NHS. We do a lot that is above and beyond, to keep services running."

For more on this story, please see the Isle of Wight County Press on Friday, June 13.

Reporter: ross.findon@iwcp.co.uk

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by Tony Tiltman Jnr

8th June 2014, at 11:18:31

Just say No to Nigel........

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by nigel foster

5th June 2014, at 21:04:42

Simply the Union Unison making trouble everywhere in the Public Sector they can get away with it. Just say No to Unison.

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by david walker

5th June 2014, at 15:07:42

Nurses have never been paid what they are worth. Management are overpaid. If they strike I promise not to have an accident or get ill. We all should all do the same and stay at home in bed so as to avoid accidents and germs.Yay for nursey

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by David Blackford

5th June 2014, at 15:04:22

In appeals like this for better pay, we are never told what the present pay scales are - So how can we make a judgement on whether to give sympathetic support

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