NHS Trade Unions in England Confirm Second Set of Industrial Action Over Pay Row

Nine trade unions representing NHS workers including nurses, midwives, cleaners, pharmacists, scientists, porters, secretaries, paramedics, occupational therapists, radiographers, dieticians, healthcare assistants, kitchen and maintenance staff will stage a four-hour stoppage in the morning on Monday 24 November 2014.

This will be followed by four days of action short of strike action, commencing on 25 November, which HCSA members will be part of.

Eddie Saville, HCSA General Secretary, said:

“Unfortunately the Government has ignored our request for a resolution to this dispute, and our members have been left with no alternative but to take further action. All we are asking is for the Government to honor the independent recommendations of the DDRB and other pay review bodies,  and show doctors and other NHS staff that they are valued and respected.”

The trade unions taking part in the action are:

  • Royal College of Midwives (RCM)
  • Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)
  • Society of Radiographers (SoR)
  • British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT)
  • GMB
  • Unite the union
  • Managers in Partnership (MiP)
  • Prison Officers Association (POA)
  • Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA)
  • British Dietetic Association  (BDA)