Steve Barclay’s insulting comments about the nation’s NHS staff are wildly out of touch with reality and the people of our country, says GMB Union.
This dispute could be solved if the Government does the sensible, grown up thing and starts to talk pay now, rather than deliberately smear ambulance workers who look after public.
Rachel Harrison, GMB National Secretary, said:
“Ambulance workers are overwhelmed by the support received from the public today.
“In trying to smear decent, hardworking ambulance staff, the government is showing just how out of touch it is with reality and the people of our country.
“Across the nation, even when ambulance workers were on strike, they've run to emergency calls to help those who need it.
“Instead of issuing ever more extreme statements that offend both NHS staff and the public, the government needs to grow up and get round the table. It’s time to talk pay now.”