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Staff at three hospitals in West Yorkshire went on strike today, fighting plans to cut jobs and pay. Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust says it needs to save twenty four million pounds by April next year. Adam Fowler reports from Wakefield.
Staff from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust who are UNISON members have unanimously voted for "continued and escalated strike action" at a rally in Wakefield. They walked out in a row over job and pay cuts.
As staff walk out from hospitals in Pontefract, Wakefield and Dewsbury in a row over job and pay cuts we speak to Chief Executive of the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust Stephen Eames about how services are affected.
As staff at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust walk out in a row over pay and job cuts the management team has responded.
Graham Briggs, Director of HR at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said:
“I am pleased that the contingency arrangements we put in place during the industrialaction are working well and all services for patients have been running as normal.
“I would like to thank all staff who are working hard with us to assure this is the case.
NHS staff in Wakefield, Dewsbury and Pontefract are on strike over plans to cut jobs and pay.
Last month a ballot of 537 UNISON members announced support for taking industrial action. Despite talks with the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust plans to cut 70 clerical jobs and cut the pay of 275 other staff will go ahead.