Friday, May 24, 2024

Nurses across UK back strikes in pay dispute

NURSES across the UK have voted to strike over pay with action expected to start by the end of the year reports the BBC.

The walkout will involve Royal College of Nursing members in more than half of hospitals and community teams, but emergency care will still be staffed.

This will include staff at Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital.

Nurses in every service in Scotland and Northern Ireland voted for action. In Wales all but one health board did.

But in England the turnout was too low in nearly half of NHS trusts for strike action to take place.

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