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Health unions warn of strike action over 1% NHS pay proposal

BBC, 06 Mar 2021
Unions representing tens of thousands of health care workers are warning of possible strike action over the UK government’s proposals for a 1% pay rise for most NHS staff in England.

It has been described as “an insult and hypocrisy” by health care workers. But the government insists 1% is all that can be afforded at a difficult time for public finances.

Around a million other public sector staff, including teachers, the armed forces, firefighters and police officers are to have their pay frozen for a year.

Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by deputy political editor Vicki Young.

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