The healthcare trade unions involved in a pay dispute with the Government have announced that they will stage a further period of industrial action with a strike on Thursday 29 January.
This is part of a programme of action by union members across England and does not relate specifically to The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
The following unions have confirmed that their members will be taking part between 9am and 9pm:
- Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (UCATT)
- Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) intend to take strike action between 1pm and 3pm.
- Members of the Society of Radiographers (SoR) intend to take strike action between 8am and 2pm.
Neil Clark, Director of Operations, said: “Whilst fully respecting the rights of individuals to choose either to participate in industrial or to choose to work normally, our primary concern must be to ensure continuity of patient care and safety while operating with reduced staffing levels.
“We are working hard, in partnership with union colleagues, to ensure essential services are maintained on the strike day.
“We have cancelled a number of non-urgent appointments and procedures. In affected areas, we have contacted patients to let them know. If you have an appointment scheduled for Thursday 29 January and have not heard from us, please assume your appointment is going ahead as normal. We have endeavoured to rearrange them quickly and contacted patients to let them know of the new arrangements.
“We do not expect that A&E and other urgent services will be affected.”