On Monday healthworkers across England united to fight the government attacks on NHS pay. Nurses, porters, midwives, ambulance crews, cooks, cleaners, receptionist, medical secretaries, technicians, estates and many others joined the strike, with many thousands taking part in pickets of their workplaces.
In Oxford over 300 people took part in pickets at the JRII, Churchill, Horton, NOC, Warneford, Abigndon, Litlemore, and Wallingford hospitals, with additional pickets at East Oxford health centre and Manzil Way offices in East Oxford.
Now we have 4 days of working to rule where UNISON is calling on members to take their breaks and to leave work on time. NHS staff are estimated to give tens of millions of hours of unpaid labour each year - yet their pay is shrinking!