NI health workers to strike

Published Tuesday, 17 April 2012
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Thousands of health workers across Northern Ireland are set to take part in a one day strike in May over what they say are government attacks on public sector pensions.

NI health workers to strike
Unite's health members voted to reject the pensions package. (© UTV)

They will take to the streets on 10 May as part of a national day of industrial action.

The union Unite say their members are protesting against plans to raise the pension age for NHS employees.

Kevin McAdam, Unite regional officer for health, said: "The government is picking the pockets of health workers by an average of £30-a-month in order to pay for pension changes which will see people having to work longer to get less.

"This disgraceful attack comes against a backdrop of pay freezes and the threat of regional pay in the public sector. In the face of continued attacks, health workers will be stepping up their campaign and looking to join other public sector workers in taking action on 10 May."

Unite's health members voted by a margin of over 94% to reject the pensions' package.

© UTV News
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