Commenting on the announcement today (Wednesday) that the Scottish government has made a pay offer to NHS staff in Scotland, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said:
“This shows where there’s a political will there’s most definitely a way.
“Valuing health staff and investing in the NHS is a political choice. One that Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak are choosing not to make.
“After a long and difficult year, a decent pay rise for NHS staff should be a simple decision to make and be popular with the public.
“The Westminster government should learn from the approach being adopted north of the border on NHS pay and be shamed into following the Scottish example.”
Notes to editors:
– UNISON is the UK’s largest union, with more than 1.3 million members providing public services in education, local government, the NHS, police service and energy. They are employed in the public, voluntary and private sectors.
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