United Kingdom -Dispute as NHS cuts 25% off ambulance workers’ sick pay -September 02, 2013

Emergency talks between trade unions and ambulance employers have started after the latter cut 25% off ambulance workers’ sick pay. Trade unions have reacted outraged, but ambulance employer said the cuts were made to bring the ambulance drivers in line with other personnel. Some 35,000 ambulance staff, who have traditionally been treated differently in the national agreement, are affected by the cuts.

English: http://www.unison.org.uk/news/ambulance-service-too-vital-to-play-games ...



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