Lincolnshire health visitors vote 2-1 to strike in long-running pay dispute

Health visitors have voted to stage fresh strikes in a long-running dispute over pay.

Members of the Unite union in Lincolnshire backed industrial action by 2-1, threatening an escalation of a row which has already led to 32 days of strikes since July.

The union says the health visitors having lost more than £2,000 a year since they were transferred from the NHS to the county council.

Unite regional officer Steve Syson said: “Our members have voted for strike action by a large majority in this dispute which has seen the county council bosses adopt an unscrupulous ‘divide and rule’ stance over future job roles.

“We will be announcing strike dates soon, but there is now a real window of opportunity for the county council to enter into constructive talks with Unite to resolve this dispute for the benefit of the families of Lincolnshire and our members.”

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