Teesside healthcare assistants to strike for fourth time over pay

However, Unison claims hospitals knew staff were carrying out clinical work, such as taking blood and inserting cannulas, before July 2021 and is demanding further pay.Clinical work is carried out by health care assistants on salary band three but Unison claims staff on the lower band were also asked to do the work.Clare Williams, Unison’s northern regional secretary, said: “Healthcare assistants have done unpaid clinical work for years and it’s time for the employers to talk with the union to find a fair level of back pay.”


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