United Kingdom - Joint pay claim by health workers’ unions - September 30, 2017

Fourteen health sector trade unions, representing over one million members, submitted a joint pay claim to the government. Pay negotiations in the sector are normally carried out in a special pay review body that includes employer and trade union representatives. However, the unions decided to bypass this mechanism and ask the government directly for extra funding in next year's budget for health workers' pay. The basic claim would be an increase in line with inflation plus £800 (910 euro). The unions joined together to ask for the increase, saying pay has fallen by 15% since 2010, once inflation is taken into account.

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