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THE BIG QUESTION

The big question: are four-hour strikes effective?

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Nurses, midwives and other NHS workers across England and Northern Ireland recently went on strike for the second time in the past two months over a pay dispute with the government.

Members from 11 health unions took part in a four-hour strike from 7am to 11am in England and 8am to 12 midday on Monday 24 November in Northern Ireland, after ministers refused to agree to a 1% pay rise for all NHS staff.

Members are striking again following government decisions in England and Northern Ireland to reject the NHS Pay Review Body’s recommendation to increase the pay of all staff on Agenda for Change contracts by 1%.

How effective is this action?

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