TUC leaflet supporting hospital workers pay claim

In 1973, the Conservative Government introduced the Counter Inflation Act to regulate prices and incomes. 55,000 hospital ancillary workers were involved in selective stoppages in support of an increase of 4 a week and rejection of 1+ 4%, the maximum allowed under government pay policy. The TUC produced this leaflet, "The Filthiest Sheets in Britain" , which also appeared as an advert in national newspapers in March 1973, and suggested that hospital workers might be treated as a special case and not used as a precedent in other wage claims. There was no positive response from the Government and after 6 weeks the strike action was suspended in April following a pay settlement within the policy.

Title Hospital Workers dispute, 1973
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Production Date 1973
Format Leaflet
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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