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NHS staff vote in favour of strike


About bloody time!!! Unfortunately Yvonne, this is not a Nurses strike organised by Nursing unions on Nursing issues. This is a public services strike organised by a public service union on the single issue of pensions. However, many Nurses WILL take strike action at the end of November, and Nurses HAVE voted to strike, despite the pathetically low turnout. (25%, what a joke). But this will send a clear message that we will no longer just accept whatever is thrown at us. When we win on this issue (and we will, the government has already started to back down) I am hoping that Nurses here will FINALLY get the bloody message that strike action WORKS, that we can and should fight for the other issues that affect our profession, pay, increments, staffing levels, job cuts, etc. We are taking a long time to wake up over here, but it is happening.

Posted date

3 November, 2011

Posted time

3:53 pm