Physio strikes suspended as UK government agrees to talks

Physio strikes due to take place Wednesday, 22 March have been suspended as the UK government agrees to enter talks. 


Up to 4,500 CSP members were planning what would have been their largest walkout in the ongoing battle for fairer pay. 


This would have marked the third round of industrial action led by NHS physios, following two strikes on 26 January and 9 February. 


However, as previously promised by the CPS, strikes have since been paused in response to ministers agreeing to discuss fairer pay.


Only one discussion has taken place so far this year which only lasted 45 minutes. 


The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is one of the three health unions to call off industrial action following government efforts to negotiate. 


Meanwhile CPS members in Wales have voted to accept the government’s latest pay offer


Elaine Sparkes, assistant director of the CSP, said:

“We’ve been calling for meaningful talks for months and always said we would suspend action if they took place.


“We therefore welcome these discussions and hope they can conclude with a fair deal that helps our members manage the cost of living crisis and enables the NHS to recruit and retain the staff it needs.”


Amaré Health supports all CSP members in their endeavour for fairer pay and we hope to see a fair decision from the UK parliament.


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