Boris Johnson gets slow handclap treatment over 1% pay-rise for NHS heroes

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Bozo and his cronies were given a slow handclap after their measly 1% pay offer to our NHS heroes.

People across the country joined the 8pm protest against ministers.

And Labour demanded that the Government re-opens talks about the 2.1% offer that was originally budgeted prior to the pandemic.

Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner said yesterday: “The starting point has to be the 2.1% that was budgeted for.

“Why the Government have removed that now when the NHS workers have worked so hard for us is a real slap in the face for them. It’s disgraceful and it’s a broken promise.”

The public services trade union Unison urged people to take part in the sarcastic applause last night as a wake-up call for ministers.

It said: “1% for every healthcare assistant, porter, cleaner, nurse and paramedic who has kept the NHS going? Wrong, wrong wrong. Give the Government a slow clap to protest this insulting NHS pay offer.” It said the protest would be repeated on April 1, the day health staff were due to have their next wage increase.

The annual NHS Staff Survey revealed last night that 34% of staff in England were already considering leaving their jobs before the row over the pay rise.

It is feared the paltry offer will speed up their exit. The Government will make its final decision in May. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called for NHS staff to get a “proper pay rise”.

And Danny Mortimer, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, said: “With the Government once again reiterating its intention to offer only a 1% pay rise there can be no room for complacency when around a third of staff are considering leaving their jobs.

“After an exceptional and extreme year, we must all be mindful of the need to allow NHS staff the time and space they need to decompress.”

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