Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said health workers deserve fair pay and safe working conditions.
Standing in solidarity with health workers at the Causeway Hospital today the East Derry MLA said:
“I note that the Department of Health will give health workers the £1,400 payment that workers in England and Wales received months ago.
“The health unions have already made it clear that this falls way short of what is required to ensure workers have fair pay.
“This won’t address the key challenge posed by unsafe staffing levels which is necessary to ensure that patients and health workers feel safe.
“The Tories need to get real on fair pay awards for public sector workers and end the attacks on our public services.
“Sinn Féin will continue to support our health workers in their demand for a fair pay rise and safe working conditions.”