Lincolnshire Health Visitors take action – show your support
Monday and Tuesday of this week saw Lincolnshire Health Visitors taking 48 hour strike action over not getting paid the rate for the job and the erosion of their professional responsibilities which could adversely impact vulnerable families. Attempts to resolve the situation involving ACAS on Friday 12 July had failed leaving the Health Visitors no choice but to take action.
On Monday and Tuesday Health Visitors held a protest outside Lincolnshire County Council offices on Newland, Lincoln followed by a march into the City Centre where they gave out leaflets stating their case against the County Council.
Labour County Councillor Robin Renshaw said:
“I’m here supporting Lincolnshire Health Visitors because I’m unhappy at the way the County Council has exploited them since they transferred from the NHS. It is unfair to them especially when they have been losing wages as well. It is almost unprecedented for any nursing staff to take industrial action.