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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 for HSC Board clarification that 1,800 vacancy figure does not include all Health & Social Care staff groups

Admission confirms figure supplied by CEO for the Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Board, Valery Watts, to the Northern Ireland Select Committee was inaccurate Time for a reality check on status of our healthcare system and meaningful negotiations on … Continue reading

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NHS pay offer must translate into pay parity for Northern Ireland healthcare workers

UK-wide deal offering 6.5% to NHS workers over three years is welcome news for healthcare workers who have seen real terms pay fall over last decade Wednesday March 21st: Kevin McAdam, Unite Regional officer with responsibility for his union’s membership … Continue reading

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HSCT must bring forward genuine consultation with communities threatened by medical imaging review process

One day public notice of consultation event is wholly inadequate and has left local community bewildered and concerned HSCT needs to organise a properly publicised consultation event in New Year in a neutral and appropriate venue such as the Lakeland … 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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