UNION DEMANDS IMPROVEMENT NHS staff snub SNP's pay offer with ‘we are worth more' demand
Daily Record|May 11, 2021
Workers reject Government’s 4% wage rise
CHRIS McCALL

THOUSANDS of NHS workers have voted to reject a pay offer tabled by the Scottish Government.

A majority of GMB union members opted to turn down the four per cent wage increase that was pledged by SNP ministers as a reward for frontline health staff, the Record can reveal.

A decision was taken yesterday for union bosses to go back to the Government and tell them – health workers are worth more.

The GMB represents more than 6000 staff working across the NHS in Scotland, including 1500 in the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Nicola Sturgeon announced plans in March to offer more than 154,000 NHS staff in Scotland a pay rise of at least four per cent.

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