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Nurse and midwife strike action suspended after new pay offer

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The new starters are also leaving in droves, because the pay and working conditions are not attractive. They have degrees, so can choose what to do. The ongoing supply of workers from poverty-stricken countries with high unemployment will continue, but these people do not usually stay long and go back to their home countries. The underlying economic theory is that market forces rule. If people can be found to do the work on that pay, then why give them 11%? The workforce needs to mobilise; and the taxpayers will get what they are prepared to pay for. That is the reality of capitalism

Posted date

30 January, 2015

Posted time

11:13 am

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