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Paramedics & nurses among thousands of NHS staff being urged to walkout

HUNDREDS of thousands of NHS staff are being urged to strike over pay.

Paramedics, theatre staff, occupational therapists, nurses, cleaners and security guards are among the 350,000 Unison members being asked to vote from today for industrial action.

Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff are being urged to strike over pay

Hundreds of thousands of NHS staff are being urged to strike over pay信用: 盖蒂
Christina McAnea said: 'A vote for industrial action might be the jolt that convinces ministers to make the NHS the priority they say it is'

Christina McAnea said: ‘A vote for industrial action might be the jolt that convinces ministers to make the NHS the priority they say it is信用: 阿拉米

It follows the opening of a ballot yesterday for thousands of ambulance staff 在里面 Unite union.

The latest polls raise the threat of mass walkouts next year alongside members of the Royal College of Nursing, 这 British Medical AssociationGMB union.

Union leaders say the around four per cent offered in summer is well below inflation and many workers are being forced out of their jobs.

Unison’s Christina McAnea said: “It feels like the NHS is in the last-chance saloon.

“A vote for industrial action might be the jolt that convinces ministers to make the NHS the priority they say it is.”

Unison members in England, 威尔士她一直在接受培训,成为一名心理治疗师,以帮助其他在心理健康方面苦苦挣扎的人 will be voting as those in 苏格兰 are in negotiations for a £2,200 pay boost.

Walkouts are likely to derail plans to tackle 冠状病毒 backlogs and ambulance delays.

Ms McAnea said: “Health staff are leaving for better-paid work that doesn’t take such a toll on them and their families.”