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Hospitals begin strike

20th November 2012

Staff at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have started a three day strike to protest against possible job losses.

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The move to strike by Unison members at hospitals in Dewsbury, Pontefract and Wakefield comes after a one day strike earlier this month.

The one day action in early November came after 74 workers were posted redundancy letters by the trust.

The trust must make savings of £24 million by April 2013. Graham Briggs, from the Mid Yorkshire trust, said: "We remain open to any discussions which will negate the need for staff to take industrial action but we will not compromise on providing patient services."

"Therefore we must look at ways in which can reduce our pay bill while maintaining our services."

A ballot held last month by Unison showed that 88% of members were in favour of taking strike action against the cuts.

Jim Bell, Unison's regional organiser, stated that the strike, which will end at midnight on Thursday, would be the largest for many years at an NHS trust in the county.

He added that 370 members had been impacted by the cutbacks and he thought most of them would participate in the strike.

He added that members who worked at the trust were facing pay reductions of between £1,700-£2,800 annually.

"Our members are angry that the management has flatly refused to negotiate with us," he said.

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Article Information

Title: Hospitals begin strike
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23190
Date Added: 20th Nov 2012

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