Services to be hit in England as NHS staff strike over pay
October 13 , 2014
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.