NHS staff in Liverpool
deserve a better deal
TABITHA Morton, who is campaigning to
be mayor of the Liverpool City Region, reacted with anger to the reports that
senior NHS managers in the City have been awarded pay rises of up to 50%.
Morton, the Women's Equality Party candidate for Liverpool Metro Mayor, said:-
"The Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group's (CCG) decision to award
grotesquely inflated pay rises to their senior team; their chairman Nadim
Fazlani's salary rose by ₤50,000 to ₤155,000 in 2014 to 2015; is unjustified and
grossly unfair. It is also gendered; women are hugely outnumbered in senior
positions in the NHS and across working life." Morton added that the Government has set a target of a 1% pay rise for NHS
nurses, midwives and other healthcare workers this year. "Women take up the majority of these roles, and are working long hours for
less and less reward, while senior pay continues to rise across the NHS.
As Mayor of the Liverpool City Region I will ensure equal
numbers of men and women are represented at senior level across the public and
private sector. And I will implement policies to enable women to contribute
fully to our region's economic growth, addressing unequal pay and the lack of
opportunities to progress their careers.
Liverpool's metro mayor will have new powers to make big changes in this region.
I want to use those powers to help the women here to thrive." she said.