King’s coronation Bank holiday

We have not yet had conversation with Pennine care about Pay on the day of the Coronation and this will take place at our March Partnership meeting. They have in the past honored any extra bank holidays  but we don’t think that this should be passed back to individual trusts. If this Government is giving us an extra bank holiday they should also fund the bank holiday

In the mean time we are asking members to sign

To mark the King’s coronation, the PM has announced an additional bank holiday on Monday 8 May “for the whole United Kingdom.” But without action, this will be just like any other day for many hard-working NHS staff.

NHS staff usually get additional pay, and a substitute day’s holiday, when they have to work a public holiday. But the government has refused to agree this. Passing the buck to local NHS trusts to decide means bank holiday pay is a postcode lottery.

We need a health service that is always there for us when we need it. But if NHS staff are on shift while everybody else is spending time with loved ones, they should be paid for the unsocial hours they’re working and get equivalent time off in lieu – just like they would for the usual 8 bank holidays.

Please use this link to sign


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