NHS 'summer of discontent’ looms

Unions have warned of a “summer of discontent” over job losses and cutbacks in the NHS, including threats of industrial action over the Government’s health reforms.

Health unions representing doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers and other health workers said they were committed to a major campaign against the “breakneck” pace of change.

A lobby of Parliament is being planned for October and there will be rallies and demonstrations across the UK as well as fringe meetings at the TUC Congress and Labour Party annual conference in September.

Workers in NHS Logistics are already gearing up to vote over strikes in protest at their jobs being transferred to a private firm, and there could be other ballots.

Unison said it was “shocked” at the scale of recent job cuts,

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