Union boss warns over NHS pay plans

Press Association
Dave Prentis
Dave Prentis

A union leader has warned the Government it faces the threat of industrial action over controversial moves to introduce different rates of pay for health workers across regions of the UK.


Dave Prentis, general secretary of Unison, said his union would not sit back and allow Health Secretary Andrew Lansley to "destroy" the national pay agreement in the NHS. The union warned that changing the pay rates of public sector workers to reflect regional differences would be an "unworkable, divisive nightmare".