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NHS workers demand 3.9% pay rise

Unions representing nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9% pay rise and an extra £800 to make up for the "cut" they have seen in recent years.
Fourteen unions have joined together to ask for the increase, saying pay has fallen by 15% since 2010 once inflation is taken into account.
They said it was unfair ministers had selectively lifted the cap by agreeing a rise for police and prison officers.
The unions have over a million members.
But the British Medical Association, the doctors' union, has not put its name to the letter, which has also been sent to the devolved nations.
In it, the unions argue that increasing pay would help tackle the shortages of staff being seen in the health service.
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