United Kingdom - Working conditions at the National Health Service - February 28, 2017

The National Health Service (NHS), with its 1.5 million employees, ranks amongst the five largest employers in the world. What is remarkable about the NHS staff is that all 1.5 of them are covered by collective agreements at a time when fewer than 27.9% of UK workers are covered by collective bargaining. However, in 2016, things were no longer as rosy for NHS patients and staff due to government’s tight controls on public spending to meet debt reduction targets at a time when demand for health services is rising while the social care system is struggling under years of successive cuts.

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