The Royal College of Nursing’s leader has urged its members to “think carefully” before striking over pay.
Peter Carter, the RCN’s chief executive and general secretary, used a keynote speech at RCN congress to steer members away from strike action.
The move is the first public acknowledgement from the college’s leadership that strike threats are not their favoured response to the government’s pay offer.
Instead, they plan to target around 40 MPs in marginal seats through lobbying activities, which they hope will put pressure on ministers and their shadows.
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