Employers respond to proposed midwifery strike action

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29 / 9 / 2014 5.41pm

Responding to today’s (29 September) announcement from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) that its members have voted in favour of strike action, NHS Employers regrets the result but welcomes RCM cooperation.

Gill Bellord, director of employment relations and reward at the NHS Employers organisation, said:

“It is regrettable that members of the Royal College of Midwives have agreed to take industrial action along with some of the other NHS trades unions.

“Employers will be concerned that this industrial action could worry pregnant women. However we welcome indications from the RCM that its members will continue to provide cover on maternity wards and work with local employers now to ensure that services can be maintained safely on the day of the proposed action.”

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