Nurses are being balloted on strike action for the first time ever; ambulance crews are already coming out

A nurse: doesn’t this person deserve fair pay, after working to keep us all safe from Covid-19 for the last two years – and facing what could be a much worse period in the immediate future?

You can understand their reasons.

The government has had a stranglehold on nurses for years because their job is an act of care; if they go out on strike, people will suffer.

But people are suffering anyway because of the government’s insistence on starving nurses of pay that covers a basic standard of living (yes, really).

So you can understand why nurses are being balloted on strike action now – for the first time ever.

Here‘s the BBC:

The union is recommending its 300,000 members walk out over pay, with the result of the ballot due next month.

The government has urged nurses to “carefully consider” the impact on patients.

General secretary Pat Cullen told the BBC: “We’re not asking for the salaries of bankers or billionaires that seems to be the focus of this government.

“We’re just asking for a decent wage for our nursing staff so they can continue to do the brilliant job they do everyday for their patients, and so that we can absolutely retain the staff that we’ve got.”

She added: “They need to give them a decent wage so they can look after their families, pay their bills.”

Ambulance crews have already agreed on industrial action.

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1 thought on “Nurses are being balloted on strike action for the first time ever; ambulance crews are already coming out

  1. Martyn Meacham

    All those who work in the NHS have my support! They have been treated like dirt by this tory criminal Cartel! The worst part is, even The zionist bribed Starmer and his bought and paid for cronies,like Streeting, in Starmer’s fake labour party want to see the NHS destroyed for personal gain! This must not be allowed to happen!

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