Across the Eastern region we held events in workplaces, engaged with the public in town centres and then our members met with their MPs to stress that a decent pay rise was desperately needed to reflect the vital work you do. It is also vital to start tackling the serious issues we have around recruitment and retention of nursing staff in this region and across the UK.
We welcome the fact that our members will now get the biggest pay rise they have seen in a decade, but this is by no means the end of our fight for fair pay.
We will also continue to campaign to make sure our members working in social care, general practice and the independent sector are equally rewarded for the important work they do.
Whether you work in the NHS, a care or nursing home, a social enterprise or the independent sector, you deserve to be properly rewarded for the service you provide, going above and beyond to care for patients across our region.
We will keep you posted on developments as we move to lobbying on behalf of staff working across the health and social care sector, as well as continuing our work on fair pay overall in the longer term.