Unite to urge Welsh government to implement “significant” pay increase for NHS staff
- Wednesday 23 June 2021
Unite along with eight other NHS Unions will today meet with the Welsh health minister, Eluned Morgan, to present a joint letter requesting an urgent and significant pay rise for NHS staff in Wales.
Richard Munn, Unite lead officer for health, commented: “Unite’s pay claim is for 15 per cent or £3,000 whichever is greater. The Welsh nation recognises that NHS workers are the heroes of this pandemic and it is time that their contribution to our society is properly recognised. Unite fully appreciates that the Welsh government is reliant on funding from Westminster to fund NHS pay increases and that Covid-19 has had a massive impact on public finances. However, along with the other NHS trade unions, Unite is making a plea to the Welsh government and the health minister to do all that is possible to make an urgent and significant pay increase for NHS workers who have done so much for Wales during the pandemic."
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.
- Twitter: @unitewales