Nurses vote in support of strike over low pay

  • June 7th, 2017
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The RCN has warned that unless the one percent pay cap is lifted, nurses will hold a ballot on industrial action later this year. The government’s cap on public sector pay has meant nurses have suffered a 14 percent pay cut since 2010. The RCN believes, low levels of pay are responsible for the thousands […]

Nurses consider whether to strike over pay

  • May 4th, 2017
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The Royal College of Nursing has asked 270,000 members across the UK whether they want to take action and strike over a combination of pay freezes and caps on pay rises. It is believed that these have effectively led to a 14% pay cut, primarily due to the increase in the cost of living. Previously […]

Junior doctors’ strike called off

  • September 7th, 2016
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The British Medical Association (BMA) has called off the junior doctors’ strike, which was due to take place in September, after NHS England warned hospitals had not been given enough notice. The BMA junior doctors’ committee chair Dr Ellen McCourt said: “Patient safety remains doctors’ primary concern. “While the BMA provided more than the required […]

English teachers to hold one-day strike

  • June 24th, 2016
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Teachers plan to strike in England on 5th July over pay, working conditions and school funds. National Union of Teachers (NUT) members will walk out, after 91.7% of those who voted backed the action. There are fears that this could cause major disruption for parents, as the NUT have hinted more strikes will come later […]

Share your opinions: safe rotas for junior doctors

  • April 25th, 2016
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Ensuring the safety of our doctors and the patients they treat is our priority. The UK General Medical Council has issued advice to junior doctors on covering gaps in their rotas following a number of queries from social media. Each doctor has the right to inform the GMC of patient safety and staff shortages. We […]