Strike threat secures pay deal for hospital contract workers

Some 60 workers at Durham Hospitals in the North East of England will now be paid in line with National Health Service (NHS) pay rates after their ballot for strike action helped persuade the employer to agree to the new rates. In 2006 health unions negotiated a nationwide deal that was aimed at ensuring that all private contractors working for the NHS would pay their employees in line with NHS rates. However, it has been a challenge to guarantee that this happens at local level. [Read more at > UNISON (EN)->]

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