England strikes suspended for talks with government

The CSP is suspending its planned strikes in England on 22 March to allow talks to take place with the UK government.

Physios on strike in Birmingham

It is expected the negotiations will begin in the coming days with the NHS group of unions.

Unison and the GMB have also paused their actions.

Elaine Sparkes, assistant director of the CSP, said:

‘We’ve been calling for meaningful talks for months and always said we would suspend action if they took place.

‘We therefore welcome these discussions and hope they can conclude with a fair deal that helps our members manage the cost of living crisis and enables the NHS to recruit and retain the staff it needs.’

The CSP action was due to take place in 56 trusts on 22 March. However, further strikes will go ahead if talks break down, or we come away without an offer that can be put to members.

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