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Union Slams Plans For 15% Cut To NHS Staff In Dorset

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10:46am 2nd June 2012
(Updated 1:44pm 2nd June 2012)

Unison has condemned plans to slash the pay of National Health staff working in Dorset by 15%.

It's in reaction to the news that the Government is considering introducing regional pay for public sector workers - and the South West region could be one of the first areas to get it.

Unison claim if it's brought in, it could have a severe impact on patient care and the local economy.

Sue Orwin, the Committee's Chair, said:

"UNISON is concerned at the detrimental impact these proposals will have on patient care.  The document produced by the cartel recognised that engaged and motivated staff are needed to improve health services, yet at the same time they acknowledge that these proposals have a serious risk of severely reducing staff morale.  This 15% pay cut comes on top of a second year's pay freeze for NHS staff who have already seen their take home pay reduced with increased pension contributions.

"We believe the cartel's approach is simply a cost cutting exercise which will affect the health of NHS staff in the long term as well, not to mention the quality of services."

Sue Orwin added:

"National negotiations are currently taking place and this pay cartel undermines these.  The South West is the only region going down this route.  

"The consequences for the region will be disastrous; skilled health workers will be driven out of the region, taking money out of the local economy, deepening the healthcare postcode lottery."

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