We call upon the National Assembly for Wales to recognise the vital work undertaken by staff working for the NHS in Wales, and urge the Welsh Government to implement the recommendation made by the NHS pay review body, and ensure that all NHS Wales staff are paid at least the hourly living wage rate of £7.65.
NHS staff do some of the hardest jobs in the world – saving lives, caring for people, and helping us stay healthy. It is essential that NHS staff are rewarded appropriately for the work that they do as they are undeniably worth it. The UK government has decided not to implement the recommendation made by the Pay Review Body (PRB) and UNISON believes that this is an insult to staff in England. We believe that the National Assembly and the Welsh Government should do all they can to stand up for NHS workers in Wales, and that must include awarding staff the PRB recommendation and ensuring staff are paid at least an hourly living wage rate.
Petition raised by: UNISON Cymru/Wales
Date Petition first considered by Committee: 23 September 2014
Number of signatures: 174
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 16/09/2014