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No pay rise is a kick in the teeth for nurses

05 Jun 2014, By

This government doesn’t think nurses and healthcare assistants deserve a pay rise. “We’re all in this together”, they say. But the government’s refusal to give nurses a pay rise doesn’t feel like us joining together to fight the financial crisis – it feels like a kick in the teeth. This year I’m paying more for…

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NHS Pay – So, what are we going to do about it?

03 Apr 2014, By Guest

The government has seen the NHS as easy picking for cutting pay from its 1.4m workforce. It has made a calculation that NHS workers, predominantly women, and all dedicated to their patients (although they fail to say that bit), will bear the sacrifice for another year or two, moan, but then get on with their…

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If I had a pay rise… A school worker’s story

01 Apr 2014, By

Jenny* works in a school. Here, she explains why public sector workers like her desperately need a pay rise. If I had fair pay and had received the pay rises long overdue to me I could afford to go to the dentist and not have to choose between paying for gas or electricity or food.…

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