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NHS staff stage nationwide strike but limit the impact

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 25 November 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7223
  1. Adrian O’Dowd
  1. 1London

Many thousands of NHS staff took part in a four hour staged industrial action on Monday 24 November across England and Northern Ireland but ensured that its effect on patients was limited.

The strike, involving trade unions such as Unite, Unison, the GMB, and the Royal College of Midwives, was held to protest against the government’s refusal to implement the consolidated 1% pay rise for all NHS staff recommended by the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB). The …

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