Members of Britain’s largest union at Bridlington Hospital staged a second four hour strike on Monday 24 November as the row over pay continues.
Hospital workers joined tens of thousands of health workers throughout the country after the employer’s refusal to implement the Pay Review Body’s recommended one per cent consolidated cost of living pay increase to all NHS staff.
Franco Villani, the Unite Union Representative at Bridlington Hospital, said: “I am a NHS worker. I am proud of the work that I do.
“The latest pay ‘insult’ has left me feeling undervalued and overworked - how can this government boast of an economic recovery then deny us a decent pay rise again, when the super-rich pocket mega-sized bonuses? Where is the fairness in that?”
Rachael Maskell, Unite head of health said: “Today’s second strike action for fair NHS pay has been strongly supported with Unite health members joined by colleagues from the country’s leading health unions at over 120 pickets across England and Northern Ireland, behind a swell of public support.” Our members have been especially grateful for all the messages of support they’ve received from the public.
“They see the unfairness of the government’s decision.” The strike follows The Welsh government’s move to put forward a two-year offer which includes a one per cent pay rise from next April.