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NHS Strike suspended

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

GMB Suspend Strike Action In NHS In England To Consult Members On New Offer In Pay Dispute. 

New offer enables suspension of strike action while we consult with members on whether they wish to accept the offer or not says GMB. 

GMB is to consult members in the NHS in England on a new offer that has emerged after a week of talks to resolve the pay dispute in the NHS. 

The new offer has enabled GMB to suspend the 24 hour strike action by members in the ambulance service on 29th January as well as the 12 hour strike action by GMB members in the rest of the NHS on that date in England. 

GMB is seeking urgent talks with Department of Health in Northern Ireland to get the new offer on the table there to enable union to suspend the action there on 29th Jan. 

A national meeting of GMB NHS, Ambulance & Nursing Committee Senior Representatives will take place on Wednesday 4th February 2015. At the meeting full details of the offer will be set out and the timetable for a consultation will be agreed. 

GMB members took part in the strike action in the NHS across England & Northern Ireland on 13th October and 24th November in the pay dispute. 

Rehana Azam, GMB National Officer, said "GMB is pleased that after a week of talks we have secured a new offer. This enables us to suspend the strike action in England while we consult with our members on whether they wish to accept the offer or not. 

GMB has called on the Department of Health in Northern Ireland to put the new offer on the table there to enable us to suspend the action there on 29th Jan.” 

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Contact: Rehana Azam, GMB National Officer on 07841 181656 or GMB Regional Officers: Birmingham & West Midands Pauline Hinks on 07809 617 761, London & East of England Tony Hughes on 07738 958 142 or Steve Sweeney on 07703 469403, East Midlands, Les Dobbs on 07966 327 967, North East and Cumbria, Chris Jukes on 07870 176 733, North West, Lisa Ryan 07703 468 968 or Maria Almond 07718 113110, Northern Ireland, Michael Mulholland on 07974 018 413, South East, Nick Day on 07717 510 047, Wales & South West, Paul Gage on 07980 753 117 and Yorkshire, Joan Keane on 07958 156841 or GMB Press Office: 07921 289880 or 07974 251823.

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