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Unite calls off NHS strike to consult members over pay offer

Unite calls off NHS strike to consult members over pay offer

27 January 2015

Britain’s largest union, Unite announced today (Tuesday 27 January) that it had suspended strike action in the NHS to consult its members over a pay offer. 

The suspension sees a 12 hour strike scheduled to take place on Thursday 29 January called off after a series of talks between Department of Health officials and trade unions over pay. 

Commenting Unite assistant general secretary, Gail Cartmail said: “Following talks we have suspended industrial action and called off Thursday’s strike to consult with our members over the coming days.

“The offer moves the NHS towards becoming a living wage employer and begins to address issues around low pay.

“Members will decide on whether to accept or reject the offer of what we believe is the best that can be achieved by negotiation.”

ENDS   

For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869.

Notes to editors:

  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.