Thanks for the medal but Id like the mular! Helen Whately on the spot about NHS payrise

Richard Madeley challenges Tory MP over NHS pay rise

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Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the NHS the George’s Cross to pay tribute to their staff’s incredible dedication during the coronavirus pandemic on the 73rd anniversary of the institution. However, many NHS workers have rejected the 1 percent pay rise originally offered by the Government and the outcome of the review into the wage raise is set to be revealed this month. Helen Whately, the UK’s Minister for Social Care was told that NHS staff a more interested in receiving a pay increase over the George’s Cross. 

Mr Madeley told the UK Government minister that the attitude from some NHS staff towards the recognition from the Queen is “Thanks for the medal but I’d like the mular”.

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