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British nurses have announced a major strike

Nurses in England are planning to go on strike by the end of the year. They ask for higher salary.

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The essentials in a nutshell

  • England hospital staff have announced a strike.
  • The union is demanding a pay rise of five per cent above the rate of inflation.

Britain’s healthcare system has been brewing for a long time – and now, for the first time in history, nurses across the country are planning to strike.

More than 300,000 members from all over the country came together to vote for the walkout, British media reported Wednesday, citing the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) professional association. Strikes are expected by the end of the year. The Labor union It is demanding a salary hike of five percent over the current rate of inflation of twelve percent.

Health in Great Britain is a matter for the individual regions of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. But no government is ready for such a salary step. Patients are now feeling its effects.

RCN general secretary Pat Cullen told broadcaster Sky News strike It is in the interests of patients as well as in the interests of nurses and regulators. “Standards are falling too low, and we have broad public support to raise them,” Cullen said. Health Secretary Steve Barclay regretted the decision strike. priority Government Consequences for patients on strike days should now be reduced.

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