John McDonnell criticises 'mean-spirited' NHS pay deal

John McDonnell criticises 'mean-spirited' NHS pay deal
 

The shadow chancellor has said it would be “mean-spirited” of the government to ask nurses to give up a day’s holiday in exchange for a pay rise.
The Guardian revealed on Friday that ministers hoped to persuade 1 million non-medical NHS workers, including nurses, to surrender one day’s leave as part of a settlement that would increase their salary by 3% this year, and then 1%-2% in the following two years.
Delivering a speech in London, in advance of next week’s spring statement by the chancellor, John McDonnell said Labour and the trade unions could take the credit for the government’s... read more

 
9 March 2018 in Politics, Views: 47
Source: Guardian
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