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Ministers indicate that nurses face more pay restraint next year


RE: Anonymous 07 Aug 3.05 pm You are so right in your comments about nurses being politically clueless. I have been striving to get nurses in my workplace to take an interest about unfair changes to the mileage policy, and the pay situation. They are seemingly disinterested in that many community nurses are now losing around £500 out of taxed income due to reduced mileage reimbursement. And they simply don't get this derisory 1% pay increase and the fact that it is non-consolidated - if and when we are offered proper inflation-linked pay increases we will be starting from a much lower benchmark. I have made myself unpopular with management for daring to speak the truth, but I've long since gone past caring. I am in Unison and I don't understand why I keep paying them for nothing - I know they are not on the side of workers. Bring on the ballot, I will have no hesitation in striking as it is the only language this govennment understands. I will not be bribed that nurses have a no-strike policy, and that nursing is a vocation. The only reason I come to work is to keep a roof over my head. Someone needs to rally the NHS workforce to strike properly (not a work to rule or a miserable few hours) and then see what happens. I will feel sorry for the inconvenience to the public, but for God's sake, enough is enough.

Posted date

7 August, 2014

Posted time

3:19 pm