Strikes by NHS workers will go ahead this month after a meeting between union bosses and the health secretary broke down.Steve Barclay failed to avert additional walkouts by ambulance staff and auxiliary NHS workers throughout a brief meeting on Monday.
Union leaders reacted in anger over the meeting, which had been seen as a breakthrough in relations after the federal government initially stated it will not discuss pay with unions.Onay Kasab, Unite’s nationwide lead, stated the federal government “solely needed to discuss productiveness” and stated there was no detailed dialogue on a pay settlement as he confirmed strikes by ambulance staff will go ahead on 23 January.”Productivity when our members are working 18-hour shifts! Quite the way you grow to be extra productive, I do not know,” he stated.
“I’m very indignant on behalf of our members.”Mr Kasab added it was “completely ludicrous” and “outrageous” the federal government solely needed to discuss NHS workers being extra productive in change for a pay rise.
“It’s an insult,” he stated.The GMB union stated no money supply was made and there was nothing “concrete” provided on pay for the following monetary 12 months, which begins in April.
A spokesman confirmed strikes by its members who’re ambulance staff will go ahead on Wednesday.