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PR 98 19 Nov 2014

POA members at Ashworth, Broadmoor and Rampton to strike again on 24th November 2014

The POA NEC have called upon its membership within the High Secure Psychiatric Hospitals to once again take strike action regarding the Coalition Government's failure to fully implement the NHS Pay Review Body recommendations.

The POA membership within this section of the Union voted heavily in favour of such action with an overwhelming 78% supporting the ballot. 

The strike will take place on 24th November 2014 between 7.00am and 11.00am with further action being considered for December 2014. 

Steve Gillan, General Secretary of the POA stated;

"The POA membership within the High Secure Psychiatric Hospitals are once again to take strike action in pursuit of the Coalition Government's interference with the recommendations of the NHS Pay Review Body. Our members are outraged that they are continuing to be treated in this way particularly taking into consideration the very dangerous and stressful work which they carry out on behalf of society".

"As before the POA will be working to ensure that safe staffing levels and security arrangements are in place at the affected work areas in order that patients, staff and the public are properly protected". 




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