British Nurses struck work over pay and staffing crisis


Report by Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) correspondent


As many as 100000 nurses, members of Royal College of Nursing (RCN), across UK launched 12 hours historic strike on Thursday, December 15th’ 2022 to press for their demand of increased pay and improving standards of working due to inadequate staffing.

As a matter of fact, falling standards due to not filling vacancies have left British nationalized health system in a state of crisis.

Nurses are demanding pay rise 5% above the current rate of inflation, i.e., 19% hike and filling up of vacancies that are affecting patient care.

The real pay of nurses pay actually dropped 1.2% every year between 2010 -2017 if the inflation is taken into account.

RCN rejected the paltry offer of 4.3% pay hike, which was well below the inflation rate over 10%.

Another, 12 hours strike is planned on December 20th December 2022.



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