RCM continues with plans for industrial action following meeting with Welsh Health Minister

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Earlier today the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and other health unions met with the Welsh Health Minister Eluned Morgan to discuss issues around NHS pay. 

Following the meeting Vicky Richards, RCM National Officer for Wales, said: "We welcome the engagement of the Welsh Government with the RCM and other unions to try to find a solution. We will continue discussions but without a concrete offer, the RCM’s plans for strike action in Wales are continuing. Ultimately, the Welsh Government must find a way to deliver a decent deal for midwives, maternity support workers and our NHS colleagues. That deal must make up for years of pay freezes and pay stagnation, offsets the spiralling cost of living, keeps midwives and MSWs in the NHS and delivers better working conditions for them and ultimately better care for women, babies and families. We have a strong mandate from RCM members in Wales with over 90% voting for industrial action." 


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