RCPCH statement in response to UNITE members' decision to take industrial action

Despite concentrated effort on both sides over a period of months, the RCPCH and UNITE have been unable to reach resolution on the 2022 pay award. The College has now received notice of industrial action from UNITE with the first series of strikes to take place this month.
Document icon on blue background

Updated on 15 May 2023

This is a very disappointing outcome. The cost-of-living crisis is impacting both our colleagues and operational costs, and we are doing everything we can to navigate these challenging economic times. We fully respect people’s right to strike but industrial action is not the outcome the College wanted.

The College is absolutely committed to continuing to deliver its mission and provide services to members throughout the period of the dispute. The strikes have now started (15 to 17 May and 23 to 25 May) and the College continues to plan, prepare and mitigate the impact of industrial action on members, and to minimise disruption for non-striking colleagues, supporting them to carry on with their work.