Health unions suspend industrial action

U.K.
Health unions in England have agreed to suspend industrial action while they consult their members over a new offer from the Ministry of Health. Ten unions had planned to take action from 29 January, including both strikes and working-to-rule. It would have been the third round of action since last October. Unions are still looking at the detail of the new offer but it includes a 1% increase for all workers with changes to the bottom of the pay scale that would mean increase of 5.6% and 3.1% for the lowest paid. The dispute affects staff mainly in England but the strike planned by some staff in Northern Ireland did go ahead as the unions there didn't receive a commitment that they would get the same offer. [Read more at > UNISON->http://www.unison.org.uk/at-work/health-care/key-issues/nhs-pay/home/] [And at > GMB->http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/northern-ireland-nhs-strike] [And at > Unite->http://www.unitetheunion.org/news/unite-calls-off-nhs-strike-to-consult-members-over-pay-offer/] [And at > RCM->https://www.rcm.org.uk/rcm-suspends-industrial-action]

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