Friday, 23 January 2015

NHS Day of Action *Thursday 29 January – 9am – 9pm*

*To our hardworking health workers and support staff,*

*We would like to express our solidarity as you begin four weeks of strike
action. You have done an incredible job of holding our health service
together in extremely difficult times, and you deserve to be paid fairly
for the work that you do. *

*The NHS is in crisis and urgently needs more funding. We are committing to
provide an extra £12bn of core funding every year to the NHS, to support
and restore services and pay, improve mental health care, and make vital
updates and improvements. We are also supporting a bill to reinstate the
NHS as a service that is publicly-owned and publicly-run, without the
pressure of creeping privatisation. Thank you for fighting for the NHS,
which benefits all of us and needs our protection.*

*Wishing you every success for current and future campaigns,*
*The Green Party Trade Union Group

  NHS strike action in England

UNISON members in the NHS in England are taking strike action.
Thursday 29 January – 9am – 9pm
(Except ambulance workers who are on strike midday to midnight on 29

Three good reasons to take part

*1. What we are asking for is reasonable *

UNISON wants the NHS to be properly funded so that it can have enough staff
who are well motivated and fairly paid. Our campaign is for:


   immediate payment of the 1% consolidated sum to everyone, as recommended
   by the NHS Pay Review Body

   the Living Wage of £7.65 an hour for low-paid staff

   an above inflation pay rise for 2015-16

   a commitment to future pay rises that will restore the value of
   NHS pay.

  *2. If you take part, the action will be more successful *

Following the successful action in October, we need to keep pressure on the
government and make them listen to us and think again about pay. Please
take part. Talk to your branch and steward about the plans for action in
your workplace.

*3. If we can’t make the government think again, more misery is in store
for you *

The Pay Review Body has already been told it won’t be able to recommend an
increase for you next year either. It was 2009 when you last had a pay rise
which kept up with

the cost of living. The government also has plans to make changes to
unsocial hours pay.

You have been telling us you feel undervalued and demoralised. It’s time to
stand together in UNISON and take further action for fair pay for the NHS.

You can’t afford not to.

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