Radiographers strike for 2nd time in U.K.

Members of the Society of Radiographers (SoR) in England and Northern Ireland took industrial action on 24 November, as planned.

The radiographers joined members of 10 other unions that have workers in the National Health Service (NHS). They all stopped work from 8 a.m. to noon, and the strike action will be followed by a week of working-to-rule.

This is the second time radiographers followed through with a strike; the first was on 20 October. As before, emergency care was provided, but prebooked appointments and procedures were affected. For the rest of the week, radiographers will take scheduled breaks and will not work unpaid overtime, the society said.

The strike is as a result of a pay freeze, after the government rejected a recommended 1% pay raise for the current year and said there will be no increase in 2015. Settlements were made in Scotland and Wales, so radiographers in those locations did not join the action.

The SoR is making a video of the strike action and has asked members to send the society footage.

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