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Services to be hit in England as NHS staff strike over pay

  • NHS staff in England have gone on a strike for the first time in 32 years, disrupting ambulance services and certain procedures such as non-urgent caesarean sections.  

    The stoppage, lasting four hours, was called to protest the blocking of a 1% pay rise. Staff claim that their earnings have slashed in real terms by 15% under the current government.

    With ambulance services expected to get affected, dozens of ambulances will be driven by military personnel in London and areas in the north-west, reports said.

     

    Tagged as: NHS staff, England, strike, ambulance services, caesarean sections, pay rise, world news