LONDON (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of workers in Britain's state-run National Health Service (NHS) will be balloted over a pay offer, the GMB union said on Tuesday.
The union said health workers had been offered a flat rate pay increase amounting to between 1% and 7%. Inflation topped 10% in July. The ballot opened on Tuesday and closes Sept. 27.
"After more than ten years of pay cuts and a gruelling two years on the pandemic front line, NHS staff face yet more punishment from this pay offer," Rachel Harrison, GMB National Officer, said in a statement.
(Reporting by Farouq Suleiman, Editing by Kylie MacLellan)