United Kingdom -Nurses balloted over strike -February 01, 2013
Nurses are to be consulted over a ballot for strike action in support of administrative workers involved in a bitter dispute at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Unison is to consult all 3,000 of its members amid an on-going strike by administrative workers over pay cuts at the trust, which runs hospitals in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury. The trust has sent notices of dismissal to 162 affected staff and told them they face being out of job unless they sign new contracts on reduced pay, holidays, and all other aspects of work.
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