NHS Radiographers on strike - Bronglais Hospital Aberystwyth Wales UKAdd to Lightbox
Aberystwyth, Wales UK, Monday 20 October 2014
Members of the Society of Radiographers on strike and picketing outside the entrance of Bronglais General hospital, Aberystwyth.
The staff, who operate the NHS hospital’s X-Ray departments are in dispute over national levels of pay, and will be on strike from 9am to1pm today
photo by keith morris
©keith morris 2014
Members of the Society of Radiographers (Radiographers and Radiography Assistants) at Bronglais Hospital will be on strike from 9am to 1pm on Monday 20th October 2014. Members will also be ‘working to rule’ for the rest of the week. This action is taking place throughout the UK by SOR members.
Reasons for the strike:
1) The government has decided to ignore the recommendation of the NHS Independent Pay Review Body for a 1% pay increase for 2014/15.
2) The government has also already decided that NHS employees will get no increase in 2015/16 either, thereby, effectively making the Independent Pay Review Body redundant!
3) This will be the 5th year that NHS employees have effectively had a pay cut, with another cut planned for next year.
4) SOR members, along with other NHS TU members, have decided that enough is enough, and feel driven to take this last resort action to express their strong opposition to the government’s treatment of its most valuable resource, its staff.
5) If we take no action, then recruitment of student radiographers and newly qualified staff will suffer. There will also be a problem retaining highly qualified staff within the NHS. This will all contribute to the government’s plan to destroy the NHS by stealth. This industrial action is not just about pay, it’s about the much bigger picture of this governments attack on the NHS.
6) During the 4 hour strike, planned appointments will be postponed. Two radiographers will be on duty to undertake emergency and urgent examinations. Pati
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