Trust staff go on strike in row over jobs and pay

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STAFF at hospitals in Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury went out on strike yesterday in a row over jobs and pay cuts.

Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust workers held a day of action which included a rally at Wakefield Town Hall as they protested over plans to axe 70 clerical jobs and cut the pay of around 275 other staff.

The industrial action came after a ballot of 537 Unison members last month, which gave overwhelming support to industrial action.


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