GMB hold demo today at St Helier Hospital over real terms pay cut for NHS staff being imposed
GMB are holding a lunch time demo today outside St Helier Hospital in response to NHS staff facng a real terms pay cut after complex NHS pay proposal is imposed. It is now intensifying the poor morale feeling over what was a pitiful deal for GMB members and NHS staff in the first place, says GMB Southern Region
Staff are underwhelmed and angry from a pay deal implementation different to what had been promised by the government.
GMB, the union for all NHS frontline staff, ambulance professionals and support workers, is holding a lunch time #itsanofromus demo today.
Details of the demo are as follows:
Tuesday 14th August 2018
St Helier, Wrythe Ln, Sutton, Carshalton SM5 1AA
All NHS staff at St Helier Hospital and other local NHS employers are invited to join the GMB Union members at a demo in support of all NHS workers who believe the government’s pay proposal has not lived up to the governments hype.
Helen O'Connor, GMB Regional Organiser said:
"NHS staff are underwhelmed and angry from a pay deal implementation different to what had been promised by the government. It is now intensifying the poor morale feeling over what was a pitiful deal for GMB members and NHS staff in the first place.
"GMB have said all along that the devil was in the detail. The Tory government has from the start made this the most convoluted and headline grabbing deal it could purposely use to trick people into voting for it.
"The deal is now unravelling throughout NHS Hospitals and Ambulance Service. Not only will many NHS staff find themselves worse off at the end of the three-year period, with the forecasted RPI index outstripping their basic pay rise, but they are now equally facing potential short term pay rise percentages detriments and lengthy waits for promised increases as new details emerge on what they are really to receive and when.
"GMB’s #itsanofromus demo is about saying if you feel cheated, lied to, undervalued, or just plain angry, come along on Monday to tell the GMB about it. Let your protest be known along with many others and begin to organise and work with us to force a possible new pay review, which might see hard working, over stretched NHS professionals and support workers, get a real fair pay deal for once."
Contact: Helen O'Connor on 07506 711574 or GMB Southern Office on 0758 303 9451