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'Calling nurses a drain on public finances is a downright insult'


THIS is happening in EVERY union job everywhere and so it maybe IS time for some 'reform' ? "Boom time in the NHS sees first nurse paid £100,000" "Some in the Regina Qu'appelle Health Region are pulling in between $180,000-$250,000 a year" "News that a nurse made $250,000 alarmed us not because of the size of the payment but the way such a sum was earned. He works 12, 12.5-hour shifts a month, apparently works four weekends in a row, and picks up 12 more shifts by working overtime. The legislation to limit the working day to eight or nine hours, which was fought for so bitterly by trade unions two centuries ago, was to prevent this way of working. It was considered exploitative and, in many trades, to be dangerous. As a result, industrial accidents have declined. Now, however, excessively long hours seem to be permitted in hospitals"

Posted date

20 December, 2011

Posted time

6:22 pm