LONDON, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Committee representing 12,000 Unite members working in the NHS as ancillary and ambulance staff, made the decision that in consulting with members on the government's 7.99% three year pay deal, it will recommend its members to reject the pay offer.

The Unite officer representing those NHS workers, Peter Allenson, said:

"This three year pay deal is not sufficient for us to be able to recommend acceptance to our members.

"We have reservations that the re-negotiation clause, which should come into effect in situations of rising inflation, is not strong enough and that in a climate of economic insecurity, it is not at a level sufficient to meet our members' needs."

The Unite Committee representing over 100,000 healthcare members including the Community Practitioners' and Health Visitors' Association, the Mental Health Nurses' Association, the Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists, the Society of Sexual Health Advisers, and the Medical Practitioners' Union is due to meet to consider the NHS multi-year pay offer on the 22nd April.

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