NHS workers hold placards and a cartoon skeleton as they stand on a picket line at the Birmingham Women"s Hospital in Birmingham
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NHS staff in England and NI stage four-hour strike

NHS workers, including nurses, midwives and ambulance staff, have staged a four-hour strike in England as part of a pay dispute.

They were protesting about the decision not to implement a 1% rise for all staff recommended by a pay review body.

Members of nine unions walked out at 07:00 GMT in England and at 08:00 GMT in Northern Ireland.

A Department of Health spokesman said it could not afford the rise without risking frontline jobs.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 24 Nov 2014
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