UNISON backs NHS leaders’ call to end pay cap

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.”
Notes to editors:
– Click here for the report from NHS Providers on what health trusts need from politicians over the next parliament.
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