Workers carrying out maintenance work to NHS buildings reject 7.4% three-year offer

Ucatt members working in the NHS have become the latest profession to overwhelmingly reject the Government’s pay offer.

The three-year pay offer which was worth 7.4% was rejected by 83.8 per cent of Ucatt members working for the service. The workers mainly carry out maintenance work on NHS properties.

Ucatt is now be seeking a meeting with the other NHS unions, in order to work together to secure a better pay package for NHS workers.

Alan Ritchie, general secretary of Ucatt, said: “Public sector workers in general and NHS workers in particular have had to endure years of below inflation pay deals. It is quite clear that these workers believe that enough is enough."

"The public value the work of NHS workers, it is now time that the government acknowledges their financial worth.”