Unions angry at plans to scrap NHS pay rise
5 October 2013 Last updated at 20:46 BST
Unions have criticised government moves to halt a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff in England.
The Department of Health said the increase was unaffordable alongside the current system which sees many staff automatically receive incremental annual rises.
It has urged the NHS pay review body to withhold the rise for 1.3m staff.
Dominic Hughes reports.