Isn't it nice to be valued by the government? Pay rises below the rate of inflation which are also staggered which effectively means that my standard of living is set to go down.
Crap conditions, increasing demands, moronic running of the NHS and increased expectations with no increase of resources. Lies from the government who took money away from the ambulance service that made it's (worthless) targets. A screwing over of our new members of staff giving them barely liveable wages for years. An expectation to work harder, an expectation to increase our scope of practice and all this leading to increased danger to staff.
It's enough to make me want to strike, and I'm hardly militant. Makes me feel so happy to go to work this weekend and pick up drunks all night while the MPs sleep safely in their beds. Makes me want to punch someone… preferably someone in Westminster.
All I want is the same value money I had last year – now it's worth less.
Which is how I feel.
(And breaking news is that London Underground workers are getting a 4% pay rise. Maybe striking does work)
*This is all assuming that ambulance pay is in the same general area as other public service workers, something that I see no reason to be otherwise*