The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has confirmed that they’ll be embarking on industrial action. This will take place in England, Wales and Northern Ireland from December 15th to 20th of December.
They Royal College of Nursing reached this decision as a result of the British government refusal to enter pay talks.
Report reaching us is that the nurses across UK will strike for the first time over two days. This will be on the fortnight before Christmas after ministers rejected their pleas for formal talks over NHS pay.
Royal College of Nursing will stage national strike. This will be the first in its 106 year history. They strike on this two days will last for 12 hours on both days—mostly between 8 am and 8pm.
The strike will severely disrupt care and is likely going to be the first in a series of strikes. This will be over the winter and into the spring by the NHS staffs. This will include junior doctors and ambulance workers.
The Royal College of Nursing Reached Decision:
The RCN has confirmed the date, this is as a result of the UK government turning down it offer. RCN had presented a formal offer and detailed negotiation as an alternative to industrial action.
Ministers have had more than two weeks since we confirmed that our members felt such injustice that they would strike for the first time,” said the RCN general secretary, Pat Cullen.
“My offer of formal negotiations was declined and, instead, ministers have chosen strike action.
They have the power and the means to stop this by opening serious talks that address our dispute. 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