Nurses across the UK to go on strike over pay disputes

Nurses across the UK are due to go on strike over pay disputes.

The news came after the Royal College of Nursing shared the results of its ballot, which revealed the majority of NHS employers across the UK voted to take action. 

Walkouts are due to take place before the end of the year and are expected to last until early May 2023. 

Rejecting the £1,400 pay rise recently offered by the government, healthcare workers are striking for fairer pay that matches rising inflation – as well as an additional 5%. 

The strikes will impact major hospitals across the UK, including St Thomas’ Hospital in London, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. 

Pat Cullen, General Secretary & Chief Executive for the Royal College of Nursing, says: “This is a defining moment in our history, and our fight will continue through strike action and beyond for as long as it takes to win justice for the nursing profession and our patients. 

“Ministers must look in the mirror and ask how long they will put nursing staff through this.

“This action will be as much for patients as it is for nurses. Standards are falling too low and we have strong public backing for our campaign to raise them. This winter, we are asking the public to show nursing staff you are with us.”

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