There is a problem with the different health services pay structures. The result of mis-management over many years has been inequity, inflated pay for managers, with annual increments and pay rises that, compounded make them receive much more in each rise than those on the lowest pay levels… Since these managers are considered no good to work outside the state, they stay on.. and on.. and on.. (The Guardian 8th October: Why are NHS staff going on strike?) Meanwhile, although England NHS has refused the rise, Scotland and Wales are implementing it. And does this approach justify receiving pay rises themselves… when they have large claimable overheads, (and choice of where to register as a patient)?
The Government has been accused of lying over NHS pay as hundreds of thousands of health workers including midwives, nurses, radiographers, cleaners and psychiatric staff stage their second strike in a month.