UNISON vote on industrial action - NHS Employers response8th November 2011
Dean Royles, director of the NHS Employers organisation, said: "This yes-vote is disappointing for the NHS but the majority of staff did not vote.
NHS staff are passionate about the care of patients and are reluctant to withdraw their labour. This is reflected in the low number of NHS staff turning out (25%).
“If on this turnout, the unions did decide to press ahead, that would cause delays in treatment and distress to patients. I would urge all sides to keep on talking and we will play our part in that. It is premature to consider industrial action before discussions have concluded, particularly with a revised offer newly on the table.”
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Title: UNISON vote on industrial action - NHS Employers response
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 20297
Date Added: 8th Nov 2011