NHS staff threaten strikes

Fearful NHS staff threatened srike action last night over paycuts. Doctors, Dentists and key NHS staff were told their annual pay rise would be capped at 1.5% - half the rate of inflation. The fears come as the Chancellor Gordon Brown said the maximum should be 2%. But the Department of Health say they cannot afford that. Leading Amicus Union member, Kevin Coyne, has said unless there is an improved offer his members will be balloting strike action.