Planned strike action in the NHS looks to have been averted after the GMB union revealed it will consult its 22,000 members on a new offer that has emerged after a week of talks to resolve the pay dispute.
The new offer has enabled GMB to suspend the 24 hour strike action by members in the ambulance service tomorrow (Thursday) as well as the 12 hour strike action by GMB members in the rest of the NHS on that date.
A national meeting of GMB NHS, Ambulance and Nursing Committee senior representatives will take place on Wednesday, February 4th.
At the meeting full details of the offer will be set out and the timetable for a consultation will be agreed.
GMB members took part in the strike action in the NHS across England and Northern Ireland on October 13th and November 24th in the pay dispute.
Rehana Azam, GMB national officer, said: “GMB is pleased that after a week of talks we have secured a new offer. This enables us to suspend the strike action while we consult with our members on whether they wish to accept the offer or not.”