British nurses to stage first strikes in December – DW – 11/25/2022

In their biggest ever strike action, thousands of British nurses are set to go on strike on December 15 and 20, joining a host of other workers in the UK who are taking industrial action over pay.

Staff across the UK —  including in England, Wales, Northern Ireland but barring Scotland — will walk out after the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) union said that the government had refused to meet demands for salary hikes of 5% above inflation.

“Nursing staff have had enough of being taken for granted, enough of low pay and unsafe staffing levels, enough of not being able to give our patients the care they deserve,” RCN General Secretary Pat Cullen said on Friday.

RCN: Government rejects negotiations

Cullen said the government had turned down formal negotiations in the two weeks…

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