£100M is trivial sum in a £100+bn health budget. What would be good to hear is Miliband saying the NHS funding will reflect true inflation and compensate for demands of demographics. Perhaps he has not realised that the NHS is not ring fenced. In the meantime things are set to get worse with 10% cut to the DH admin budget which will affect PC.
Comment on: 'The appetite for pay protests appears strong'
Health workers have been subsidising the finances of the NHS for the last four years. Had they kept up with real inflation (at least RPI) the NHS would have been in a financial crisis two years ago. Think out of the box for industrial action - look at working to contract where patient care is unaffected?
Comment on: Unison votes in favour of ballot over pay action
Unison needs to prioritise non-strike industrial action which is more likely to get both staff and public support. Most staff will be personally unable to take conventional strike action.
Dont know why you are smiling, Matthew, you have a real job of work to do!
Comment on: 'It’s time to end the understaffing scandals'
Wakey, wakey everybody the NHS is not ring fenced and it has only avoided a serious financial crisis because for the last four years it has been underpaying its staff with zero or 1% pay increases. Hospitals that have gone 'Francis' will in many cases have Monitor or the TDA after them soon.