Unite members working in the NHS walked out on strike on 24 November 2014. The action, which took place from 7.00 until 11.00, was the second stoppage to take place in response to the Government's decision not to implement a 1% pay rise across the board, which has been recommended by an independent pay review body.
Pickets were out in force across the region and the general public were incredibly supportive of those taking part.
Terry Cunliffe, Unite regional health officer said "Today's action for fair pay in health has been strongly supported by Unite members, union colleagues and the public. We have been forced to strike for the second time having had a 15% cut in wages since 2010. I urge everyone to call on Jeremy Hunt, secretary of state for health, to meet with Unite leaders across the negotiating table".