Nurses’ poll on industrial action

Since 2011 there has been a 1% cap on public sector pay. This has resulted in a real terms drop in earnings for nursing staff in the NHS of between 9% and 14%. In May 2017, over 52,000 nurses took part in a poll by the Royal College of Nursing on what action to take on nurses’ pay.  91% said they will take part in industrial action, and 78% said they are prepared to go on strike.

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