NHS workers announce strike action

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GMB members in the NHS in England and Northern Ireland will take part in further industrial action, alongside ten other NHS unions.

Strikes will take place in the week commencing November 24 in a dispute over pay and it is likely to include a four-hour stoppage and a programme of action short of a strike.

The People's March for the NHS - rally before march to London,'following footsteps of original Jarrow Marchers.'Rehana Azam

The People's March for the NHS - rally before march to London,'following footsteps of original Jarrow Marchers.'Rehana Azam

Earlier in the month, NHS workers were on picket line s at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

NHS workers are taking action due to the Government’s controversial decision not to give them a one per cent pay rise..

Rehana Azam, GMB National Officer for the NHS, said: “We regret having to inconvenience NHS users again, but the intransigence of the government and employers leaves us no choice.”

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 4th November of GMB lay representatives in the NHS to plan the action and details will be announced after that meeting.