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Health workers protesting over cuts to expenses

Health workers protesting at cuts to expenses Photo: ITV Tyne Tees

Community health workers are protesting at cuts to the mileage expenses paid to them for using their own cars.

The NHS workers are employed by Northumbria Health Care Trust, which has cut the mileage rate from 47 pence a mile to 24 pence.

Managers say it brings staff who transferred to the Trust last year into line with existing employees. But the trade union Unison says it will leave health staff subsidising their employer.