United Kingdom -Midwives strike for the first time in 133 years -October 02, 2014

Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) voted in favour of walkouts by 82% and will join other health workers on strike for four hours on October 13. The action is in protest at the decision by the Government not to pay all NHS staff a 1% pay rise.

Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) voted in favour of walkouts by 82% (a margin of more than four to one) and will join other health workers on strike for four hours on October 13. The action is in protest at the decision by the Government not to pay all NHS staff a 1% pay rise, which was recommended by the independent Pay Review Body. It is the first time members of the college will go on strike in its 133-year history. Members of Unison and Unite, which between them represent about 400,000 NHS personnel including nurses, voted for the same four-hour strike, followed by a work to rule for the rest of that week.

English: http://www.middevongazette.co.uk/Midwives-strike-time-133-year-history ...   

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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