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NHS unions vote to accept government pay deal after months of strikes

Health unions representing the majority of NHS workers have voted to accept the government’s pay deal after months of strikes.

In a joint statement, members of the NHS Staff Council said the unions agreed to the deal for staff on the Agenda for Change contract, which includes all NHS workers apart from doctors, dentists and senior managers.

Unison and GMB unions - as well as smaller unions representing midwives and physiotherapists - voted to accept the deal, while the Royal College of Nursing voted against it. However, those in favour of the deal had the majority.

This bank holiday weekend saw the most extreme strikes yet from nurses with no exceptions for A&E, critical care and and cancer agreed nationally

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Source: The Independent, 2 May 2023


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