NHS workers have lost thousands in pay during past decade, union claims

The figures affecting England were released amid continuing anger over a 3% pay rise for NHS workers.

NHS workers have lost thousands in pay during past decade, union claims

NHS workers in England have lost up to £9,000 a year during a decade of pay cuts, new analysis suggests.

Cleaners have lost more than £1,000 every year, 999 call handlers £3,500, nurses more than £6,000, and midwives more than £7,500, according to the GMB union.

The figures were released amid continuing anger over a 3% pay rise for NHS workers announced on Wednesday.

The GMB is now consulting members on the pay offer and will be recommending they reject the “paltry” response from the Government.

“It can’t be right that our health workers have had their pay slashed by thousands and it can’t be right that their reward for their pandemic efforts is yet more cuts to their pay.

“GMB will be recommending members turn down this paltry pay offer.

“Ministers need to think again.”

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