Health workers vowed today to resist bosses' attempts to introduce performance-linked pay and worse working conditions.
Unite's NHS members voted "overwhelmingly" against health trusts' bid to tear up the service's national Agenda for Change agreement and replace it with local pay deals.
The NHS employers' umbrella body has said if unions and professional associations don't sign up to the changes, they won't be imposed.
But some rogue employers, such as a 19-trust cartel in south-west England, may push ahead with plans to cut pay in a bid to soften up the NHS for privatisation.
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