Hospitals face NHS pay strike

Pinderfields Hospital
Pinderfields Hospital

Hospital appointments have been cancelled ahead of a strike on Monday by NHS workers against low pay.

Hospitals face disruption when nurses, midwives, technicians, occupational therapists and radiographers take four hours of action.

The strike will affect Pinderfields, Pontefract and Dewsbury hospitals as unions and the government remain in dispute over a pay freeze for NHS workers.

Neil Clark, director of operations at Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We have cancelled a number of non-urgent appointments and procedures, but we have tried to keep these to a minimum.

“If you have an appointment scheduled for Monday, November 24, and have not heard from us, please assume your appointment is going ahead as normal.”

Members of Unison, the Royal College of Midwives, Allied Trades and Technicians, the British Association of Occupational Therapists, GMB, Unite, Managers in Partnership and the British Dietetic Association plan to strike from 7am to 11am.

Members of the Society of Radiographers will be on strike from 8am–noon on Monday.

For the rest of the week NHS workers will take action short of a strike, which includes refusing to work unpaid overtime.