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Nurses to strike on May Day bank holiday after rejecting Tory pay offer

Nurses are going back on strike after rejecting a Tory pay offer that simply wasn’t enough.

Nurses from the Royal College of Nursing have rejected a government pay offer of half the rate of inflation plus a one-off payment and will strike again for 48 hours on May Day.

How appropriate for the Tory government.

The walkout will last for 48 hours from 8pm on April 30, involving NHS nurses in emergency departments, intensive care, cancer and other wards.

Some critical care services, such as intensive care, will not be staffed on strike days – something which did not happen in previous strikes.

The Tories have claimed that this is an escalation in strike action and the RCN nurses should be ashamed.

But isn’t it more shameful that the Tories could find billions to spaff on duff PPE and any number of other fraudulent offers by their buddies, but reckon they can’t afford to pay the nurses who kept us all alive during the Covid-19 crisis?

Unison nurses (and ambulance workers) have accepted the five per cent pay offer plus one-off payment of £1,655 to top-up their salaries for 2022-23.

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