The nation’s health workers, including workers in Bristol, will step up their fight over NHS pay with an escalation in strike action in the new year.
Two days of strike action on 29 January and 24 February 2015 will see tens of thousands of NHS staff, members of the country’s leading health unions, walk out for 12 hours and 24 hours respectively over the government’s continued refusal to award a one per cent pay rise to all NHS staff as recommended by the NHS pay review body (PRB).
The unions will also be escalating the action short of a strike with members working to rule and taking their full breaks for a longer period.
The action marks a significant escalation in the ongoing pay dispute which has seen NHS staff in England and Northern Ireland take part in two four-hour strikes last October and November.
Bristol Trades Union Council ( Bristol TUC ) says support the NHS workers at a Hospital or Ambulance station near you!