Farcical to pretend the PRB is properly independent
GMB union has responded to todays PRB remit, send by the Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
Rachel Harrison, GMB National Secretary, said:
“GMB has repeatedly said we won’t engage with the NHS Pay Review Body process until it’s significantly reformed.
“Today’s tardy letter from the DHSC shows exactly why.
“It's farcical to pretend the PRB is properly independent, when its hands are tied so tightly by the Department before they’ve even considered any evidence.
“Now, with Ministers attacking the right of ambulance workers and NHS staff to strike and fight for better pay, a truly independent PRB has never been more important.”