19th June 2017: Letter to Prime Minister May

Letter held in front of Big Ben

The BDA trade union has joined forces with 14 other trade unions representing NHS workers to demand an end to the 1% pay cap.

Today, 19 June, a letter signed by unions including the BDA was delivered to the Prime Minister Theresa May. We send a warning ahead of the Queen’s Speech on Wednesday that failure to lift the cap will put at risk the recruitment and retention of dedicated NHS staff. Our members are fed up with having to do more with less with many losing around £3000 in earnings during the lifetime of the pay cap.

The BDA will join with sister unions over the summer and beyond in stepping up the pressure on Government to properly recognise the valuable work that our members carry out in caring for patients.