As already reported here NHS staff in the South West including Salisbury Hospital face a pay cut and worsening conditions of service. This comes as a result of the government’s enthusiasm for regional pay and the foundation of a “Pay Cartel” consisting of 19 NHS organisations across the South West. This of course comes on top of a pay freeze and increased pension contributions. Employers claim this will help them make the £20 billion in “savings” over four years required by the government, but coincidentally it could help to smooth the privatisation of the NHS where providers like Virgin and Serco will make their profits by driving down pay and conditions.
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