NHS strike suspended after talks breakthrough

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Industrial action that would have seen thousands of NHS workers walk out on Thursday in a row over pay has been suspended after a breakthrough in talks.

Health trusts across the region had warned of disruption to services and planned operations and clinics had been cancelled ahead of the action.

Members of Unison, the GMB and Unite were set to strike in protest at the Government’s refusal to accept a recommended one per cent wage rise for all NHS staff

Extensive talks between union leaders and officials at Department of Health this week led to fresh proposals which will now be put to workers.