Dear UNISON Member,
I am writing, as Branch Secretary, to call on you to take strike action again in line with our national NHS pay dispute strategy. To increase pressure on the Government we are calling on you to strike for 12 hours.
We had a very successful turnout on 13th October 2014 & 24th November 2014 and I am confident that we can have an even better impact and show of solidarity on the 29th.
Thursday 29th January 2015 (12.00-23.59)
UNISON calls on all members to join the action.
Exemptions and ‘Life and Limb’ cover arrangements have been agreed with the Service and will be sent out to every station and workplace. Your local Unison Rep will be updated.
This is not a dispute against the LAS, but against the unfair, divisive pay policy of the Government. We have to have our voices heard. This is about the future.
As I am sure you know there are talks (for the first time in this dispute) going on at present between the Union and Secretary of State for Health. Until we know any outcome we have to proceed with planning and delivering industrial action on the day.
This is a serious call to action and I hope as many UNISON members will support it.
If you are not on duty come in and support the picket lines.
More information will be sent out soon. Thank you all very much.