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Legislation to break logjam on Departmental decision-making must lead to swift action on NHS pay disparities

Unite calls on the Permanent Secretary for Department of Health, Richard Pengelly, to meet with trade unions to discuss extension of UK-wide pay and terms & conditions reforms to Northern Ireland  Northern Ireland healthcare workers have been left behind on … Continue reading

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Proposed radical reform of NI Ambulance Service is welcome but must be underpinned by level playing field on pay for paramedics

Political failure has led to situation where paramedics in Northern Ireland are paid eight thousand pounds less a year than those in England and Wales  No guarantees that proposals to recruit additional 300 paramedics to meet 50% surge in demand … Continue reading

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Welcome break in Departmental log-jam ensures healthcare workers receive independent pay body recommended pay increase

Unite welcomes news that healthcare workers will now receive recommended one percent pay increase Latest Retail Price Inflation figures mean HSC workers effectively still suffering a 2.9% standard of living cut December 13th: Kevin McAdam, Unite Industrial officer with responsibility … Continue reading

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£70 million healthcare cuts – an attempt to deliver agenda of the Department of Health Permanent Secretary

Unite in Health spokesperson writes open letter to HSC Trusts over cutback proposals Nursing and domiciliary care cuts will cost more in long-run by causing further blockages at Emergency Departments Kevin McAdam, Regional Officer for Unite issued an open letter … Continue reading

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Latest healthcare cuts mean it is a bad time to be sick in Northern Ireland

Unite the union strongly opposed to £70 million further cuts to healthcare Proposals seek to undermine the founding principles of the NHS – free at the point of delivery Unite members and representatives in the health service across Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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