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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