NHS staff get ballot papers in strike vote

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Health workers across South Yorkshire have started receiving voting papers for a ballot which could lead to a strike.

Staff across the country from trade unions including Unison, GMB, Unite and the Royal College of Midwives are being balloted after the Government decided against awarding a one per cent pay rise to all NHS workers.

John Campbell, Unison’s deputy regional convener said: “Voting for strike action is never an easy decision – even more so for NHS workers who spend their lives caring for people. But the Government’s refusal to give the vast majority any pay increase is a slap in the face.”