Leicester healthcare assistants strike

Healthcare support workers across Leicester’s three hospitals are taking industrial action over a fight for fair pay.

NHS staff at Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester General, and Glenfield Hospital have taken a stand against the Trust’s refusal to fairly compensate the healthcare assistants for their underpaid work and meet the UNISON’s demand of back pay covering the period to 2018.

Tuesday 7 May to Wednesday 8 May

The weather was on the side of our healthcare assistants as they headed out on strike again in their fight for fair pay. The general public are also on side as countless people honked their horns as they drove past the three picket lines across the city. Our strikers have also been bought food and drink to keep them going!

Thursday 25 April to Saturday 27 April 

Our healthcare assistants are back out on strike for another 48 hours as their pay campaign continues. As you can see, they’re committed to winning the salary increase and back pay they’re owed!

Glorious Glenfield
Another solid turnout at Glenfield Hospital from our striking healthcare assistants.

Healthcare assistants (and their newly adopted mascot) walk out at Leicester General.
A right royal turnout
Staff have been joined supporters in a show of solidarity at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

Monday 15 April to Wednesday 17 April 

The campaign has received coverage on BBC East Midlands Today and across various local media outlets too!

Purple hair for patient care!
Absolutely loving the commitment from this member.

Sunny Glenfield
Another solid turnout at Glenfield Hospital from our striking healthcare assistants.

Over at Leicester Royal Infirmary our members are getting unbelievable levels of support from the passing public.
…and the megaphone is getting some serious use!

Hear why healthcare assistants are striking

Robert Parkinson, chair of our regional Labour Link committee joined the picket line and heard from striking staff.

We had all four seasons of weather on Monday, but come rain or shine, our members were on the picket line!

Thursday 11 April to Saturday 13 April

The Trust’s Chief Executive came to the picket line at Leicester Royal Infirmary to speak to the striking workers, who had no issues telling him exactly what they think to their current pay deal!

The best strikers in Leicester since Lineker!
Members at Leicester Royal Infirmary pay homage to Leicester’s most famous son as they stand together on the picket line.

Fair Pay Now!

Members at Leicester General were in good voice as they too walked out over a historic back pay grievance,

Pay Fair for Patient Care
Healthcare workers at Glenfield Hospital definitely got the memo about ‘bring your flag to work day’.

UNISON East Midlands regional secretary Chris Jenkinson joined the picket line at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The dates that Healthcare Support Workers will take strike action are:

07:00 on Thursday 11 April 2024 to 07:00 on Saturday 13 April 2024 (48hrs)

07:00 on Monday 15 April 2024 to 07:00 on Wednesday 17 April 2024 (48hrs)

07:00 on Thursday 25 April 2024 to 07:00 on Saturday 27 April 2024 (48hrs)

07:00 on Wednesday 1 May 2024 to 07:00 on Saturday 4 May 2024 (72hrs)

07:00 on Tuesday 7 May 2024 to 07:00 on Wednesday 8 May 2024 (24hrs)

Pay Fair for Patient Care: University Hospitals of Leicester