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Unions threaten strike action in NHS staff pay rise row

Unions including the Royal College of Nursing are considering striking over 600,000 NHS staff not getting a 1% pay rise due for other public sector staff on top of their normal incremental salary increase. Ministers said the deal was a "fair balance"

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Alexander: Public sector pay deal is a 'fair balance'

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, has told ITV News' Deputy Political Editor Chris Ship the government's pay deal to public sector workers is a "right, fair balance".

It was announced today that public sector workers will receive a one per cent increase to their pay, apart from those who already receive "progresson-in-job" increases due their length of service. These increases are typically worth more than three per cent.

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