The 4,000 plus health staff are set to walk out next month due to pay and conditions, this would mean widespread disruption to GP surgeries, hospitals and health care in the community if it goes at ahead on the 10th May 2012. This will include, ambulance staff, district nurses, health visitors and lab technicians. If the plans go ahead it would mean all day surgeries will be postponed, although emergency care will continue
Unite’s regional officer for health, Kevin McAdam, said: “The Government is picking the pockets of health workers by an average of £30-a-month in order to pay for pension changes which will see people having to work longer to get less.
“This disgraceful attack comes against a backdrop of pay freezes and the threat of regional pay in the public sector. In the face of continued attacks, health workers will be stepping up their campaign and looking to join other public sector workers in taking action on May 10.”