In response to NHS Providers calling for an end to pay restraint for staff, UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said:
“Action is needed now to stop staff leaving the NHS. Hospitals will struggle to keep skilled workers unless they’re rewarded with a decent wage rise and soon.
“It’s patients who will suffer unless there are nurses and midwives with the right training to deliver the best standard of care.
“The ongoing 1% pay cap imposed by this government and its predecessor has to be lifted. Labour has pledged to get rid of it – the Conservatives must do so too and reward staff for their dedication.”
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