Unison calls off hospital strike

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HEALTH workers have called off a strike planned for this week.

Trade unions had planned to walk out this Thursday on a 12-hour strike after a pay proposal put forward by the government.

But Unison this morning confirmed its members would no longer be taking action. Unite, the Royal College of Midwives and the GMB had already announced they were calling off the planned action.

Trevor Johnston, Unison’s regional lead on health, said, “The two strike days staged by health workers last year have moved the government to negotiate with the unions.

“This isn’t a great offer but it addresses some of the key concerns unions have about low pay in the NHS. In the interest of patients’ safety unions will now consult members.

“It will be up to members to decide whether to accept or reject the proposals. If they choose to reject them we will move to further industrial action.”