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The Socialist 9 October 2019 |
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Lincolnshire health visitors strike
Lincolnshire health visitors, organised by general union Unite, protesting against a council-imposed pay freeze, photo Mansfield Socialist Party (Click to enlarge)
Lincolnshire health visitors are being balloted for further strike action with the county council trying to 'divide and rule' over future job roles.
The Unite members have taken 32 days of strike action since July. They are losing over £2,000 a year after being transferred from the NHS to the council two years ago. The council has provocatively divided the health visitor role into two separate jobs, but all health visitors have the same specialist nurse training.
This is a tawdry 'divide and rule' manoeuvre from a council with a surplus of £188million for 2018-19 - that found the money to pay off their former chief executive with £292,000 for a mere six month's work!