Unions call on the PM to grant NHS staff a pay rise in time for Christmas

All 14 health unions representing more than 1.3 million workers across the UK have written to the Prime Minister calling for a pay rise for all NHS staff before Christmas.

The letter to Boris Johnson warns the second virus wave is already placing hospitals under immense strain. It says staff are “stressed, burned out and fearful” and that asking them to carry on regardless is “increasingly unrealistic”.

The unions remind the Prime Minister in the letter that staff do their jobs because “they’re passionate about making people well again, and because they want to make a difference”.

Full story in Nursing Notes, 10 November 2020