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Healthcare crisis: [Bastid Queen] defends DUP decision to end pay parity, austerity wut done it
Her comments come as healthcare workers across Northern Ireland take industrial action in a dispute over pay and staffing levels, demanding to be paid the same as their colleagues in the rest of the UK. Trade union Unison accused politicians of not being willing to share power, but being willing to share blame.
For years healthcare workers across the UK were paid equally. In late 2014, however, this was ended by the then Health Minister, Jim Wells of the DUP, who stated he had to "exercise a degree of restraint" over pay.
In January 2016, DUP Health Minister Simon Hamilton was involved in a dispute with nurses after he offered them a one-off pay increase of 1%. Nurses argued the increase should be added to salaries, as was the case in the rest of the UK.


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by Cat on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 07:36:33 PM EST
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