Nurses and ambulance staff strike action planned for the same day

NHS nurses and ambulance staff are planning another walkout on what is expected to be “the biggest day of industrial action the NHS has ever seen”. 


This is the first time RCN members and paramedics will be participating in strike action on the same day (February 6). 


With more than 10,000 healthcare workers involved, NHS hospitals across the country said they have no choice but to postpone non-urgent operations. 


A senior spokesperson for the public health service, told The Guardian: “Coordinated strike action is certainly a real concern if it increases the risk of being able to maintain safe staffing in critical areas, particularly in A&E.” 


Despite these pressures, ministers are still refusing to enter talks regarding fairer pay for NHS staff. 


How do I find out if my employer is taking part in industrial action? 


Visit your local trade union’s website to find out whether your employer is getting involved with strike action. If there is no picket line at your place of work, you can take action by withdrawing your labour/are welcome to join a picket line nearby. 


Please note that CSP members will next be striking on February 9. 


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