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NEWS ROUNDUP: Unite encourage rejection of NHS pay rise & Snowdonia’s funding opportunity


Unite the union are recommending NHS staff to reject the 3% pay rise and Snowdonia National Park have a new funding opportunity available for local communities and voluntary groups. 

Unite the union are asking its' NHS members if they accept the 3% pay rise from the Welsh Government.

The committee doesn't believe that it's enough and are recommending members vote to reject the offer.

Unite lead officer for NHS membership, Richard Munn stated:

“Our members in the NHS have worked tirelessly during Covid and will be dealing with the aftermath for years to come.

“They have risked so much and it is time that the rate for the job they do is increased to properly reflect the most important contribution which NHS workers have made.

“Since 2010 the Conservative Government’s programme of austerity has meant that NHS staff have seen their pay erode in real terms.  Some of our members are reporting accounts of real financial hardship.

“Week after week the country applauded the NHS workers for their heroic effort. It is now time to that NHS workers are recognised financially.

“Unite is calling upon Welsh Government to increase the pay rise and to start to readjust the salaries in the NHS to reflect the crucial role that NHS workers play in Wales.”

The health minister has said this pay rise recognises the dedication and commitment of hardworking NHS staff.

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