Report by Kamgar Ekta Committee (KEC) correspondent
UK nurses went on a second unprecedented strike on 20th December 2022 to press their demands for better pay and improved working conditions. They warned that patient safety could be jeopardized if the Government did not take a swift decision to implement their demands.
Up to 100,000 members of Royal College of Nursing (RCN) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are participating in the strike to press their demand for a pay hike to compensate for inflation. The Government is offering only 4-5 percent hike while the inflation in UK is currently at nearly 11 percent.
“We are forced to take this action as we have nobody to talk to explain and discuss our problems,” said a union leader.
The striking nurses are just one of numerous UK public and private sector workers striking over pay and working conditions, as they grapple with a cost-of-living crisis worsened by decades-high inflation.