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NHS pay review must give frontline workers pay justice after decade of cuts

19 Jan 2021
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Healthcare workers on the frontline of the pandemic should get 15% or £2 per hour increase

GMB, the union for NHS workers, has called on the Pay Review Body to recognise health workers efforts and give them pay justice after a decade of cuts.

Long-serving NHS staff have seen their pay devalued by between 13 per cent and 17 per cent in real terms during the past ten years of Conservative austerity, the union said.

GMB is now calling for a 15% increase or £2 per hour - whichever is the greatest.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said:

“NHS workers continue to make extraordinary sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. Now is the time for the Government to recognise and restore pay justice to these key workers.

“Our health services is no longer a living wage employer a decade of Conservative cuts.

“The lowest paid this year fell below the Foundation Living Wage.

“Workers are still suffering negative consequences from the last pay settlement - which GMB members rejected.

“This time the Pay Review Body must give NHS workers are proper pay rise – 15% or £2 per hour, whichever is greater.”

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