NHS worker says his staff in his sector ‘aren’t allowed to strike’
A healthcare support worker in north London who was an hour and a half late for work amid the travel disruption has said NHS staff like him “aren’t able to strike” like those from rail companies.
David Raposo Buzon was waiting at a bus stop from 6.30am to make it in for his 7.30am scheduled start, but facing long queues and packed services he did not make it to his workplace until 9am.
“I feel OK with people doing strikes, but at the same time I feel angry when I think that NHS workers are not able to strike even if our conditions at work are really bad,” the 34-year-old, originally from Spain, told the PA news agency.
“We aren’t able to strike because we need to provide a minimum service but the service is already under minimum right now and, on the top of that, if you strike, people literally die, so you feel guilty and, at the end, don’t do it.”
Mr Buzon shared footage of long queues waiting for a bus on his commute on Twitter, posting: “My patients and coworkers (are) still waiting for me because of the #RailStrikes.
“And we are not allowed to strike. And my salary is totally worse than the ones that are striking. The country needs a change.”
Source: The Sun