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From The Socialist newspaper, 11 March 2015

Dundee hospital strike after 96% 'yes' vote

Porters at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee have begun a campaign of industrial action to win back a massive underpayment going back over a decade. NHS Tayside has admitted to an error through a grading process back in 2004.

The porters were placed on a lower grade than their colleagues at other hospitals in Tayside. Unite steward John Boland said the workers are collectively owed up to 5 million.

Numerous attempts by their union Unite to engage in a negotiated agreement have been rejected by senior management.

Faced with no alternative, Unite balloted for industrial action. On an 86% turnout the porters voted by 96% for strike action. Action began on 4 March.

Four-hour strikes are taking place every Monday and Friday until there is an acceptable resolution.

Messages of support and solidarity should be sent to john.boland@nhs.net

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