Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Union-News: UNISON pension strike continues at NHS Scotland

From Union-News:  14th March 2012, 8.04 GMT
UNISON health workers are on the second day of a 48 hour strike over pensions cuts in Scotland.
It is the first in a series of targeted actions across the NHS north of the border, aimed at forcing the SNP government to negotiate a reduction in staff contribution rates under the new career-average pension scheme being introduced from 1st April.
UNISON rep at the Ayrshire Central Hospital, Elaine McLeod (pictured, left) told UnionNews: “It’s to let the government know we’re serious about this.
“It’s the whole issue around the pensions – the length of time we’ll need to work. I can’t imagine anyone working in my unit at 68.”
The specialist sterilisation unit where the strikers are based was opened by the Scottish Health Secretary Nicola Sturgeon last week.


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:45 pm

    whats the point we will get shafted anyway just been told not getting equal pay back money weve been fighting for years due to a change of employers although i never changed jobs but hey ho. disgruntled auxiliary nurse.