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UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by damilola4162(m): 10:05am On Nov 10, 2022
Nurses in the United Kingdom would reportedly be embarking on a strike for the very first time in history, to emphasize their demand for increment of salaries as the country's cost of living rises, Newspremises has gathered.

Their trade union on Wednesday, November 9, announced that majority of state-run National Health Service (NHS) employers across Britain have voted to strike. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) noted the strike would be a major disruption to an already strained health system.

Following the first strike vote in its 106-year history, the RCN, which has more than 300,000 members, said that industrial action would start before the end of the year.

RCN General Secretary Pat Cullen said in a statement;

"Anger has become action, our members are saying enough is enough.

"This action will be as much for patients as it is for nurses. Standards are falling too low."


RCN members will go on strike at many of England's largest hospitals, but some of them just missed reaching the required legal turnout levels. All NHS employers in Scotland and Northern Ireland will be counted, and all but one in Wales met the necessary legal requirements.

The health secretary, Steve Barclay, called the development "disappointing." In addition to a 3% wage increase last year, he claimed that more than one million NHS employees had got salary increases of at least £1,400 this year, and that 30,000 of the 50,000 additional nurses planned to be hired by 2024 have already been hired.

Barclay said;

“But union demands for a 17.6 per cent pay settlement are around three times what millions of people outside the public sector will typically receive and simply aren’t reasonable or affordable. Labour have also refused to back this.

“Regrettably, this action will mean some patients will have their treatment delayed. My priority is to keep patients safe during any strikes, minimise disruption and ensure emergency services continue to operate.”

While maintaining emergency care during strikes, NHS trusts are likely to postpone scheduled surgery. Health officials have stated that they are preparing for staffing levels akin to "bank holidays."

This year, the UK has experienced a surge of industrial unrest affecting a variety of sectors, including the law and railways, as pay fails to keep pace with inflation, which is currently running at 10%, and rising energy prices.

The strike action poses a serious threat to the health system, which is already under pressure from ongoing government underinvestment, the COVID-19 pandemic, and a critical staffing shortage.

The administration wants to strike a compromise between the "crucial role" provided by nurses and the fiscal issues the nation is facing, according to a representative for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who spoke to reporters earlier on Wednesday.

Since 1948, the NHS has offered free healthcare at the point of need, yet the number of people on hospital waiting lists has reached a record seven million. The emergency and accident rooms are also overworked.

Source: https://newspremises.com.ng/uk-nurses-to-hold-first-strike-in-history-over-salary-increment/

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by LordIsaac(m): 10:25am On Nov 10, 2022
grin It won't last up to 8 months! They are not governed by a Buhari.

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Akwamkpuruamu: 10:29am On Nov 10, 2022
Wahala! Na this one go give naija arrogant nurses morale to follow suit

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Onyeigbo10000: 10:29am On Nov 10, 2022
I think say na only Nigeria unions Sabi go strike...

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Moony45: 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Fan773: 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Patriottt: 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by abc115: 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
grin grin angry

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by 4lorunsho(m): 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
The government will respond quickly, not like my country .

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by hustla(m): 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
Their salaries are too low compared to their colleagues in other countries tbh

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by gentlesmithugo(m): 10:30am On Nov 10, 2022
Problem dey oo

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Benrosaria(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
Sorry it’s immigrant causing this as a result of karma metted on your colonial masters

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Cj4charles(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
cheesy
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by hustla(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
Benrosaria:
Sorry it’s immigrant causing this as a result of karma metted on your colonial masters


undecided

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by sharpwriter(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
Hmmmm... I got nothing to say smiley
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by sucess001(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
When they be giving visas to Nigerian Nurses and Health Care givers ...they should be ready for Nigeria type problems. grin grin

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by eluquenson(m): 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
it is well
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by sukkot: 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
shocked
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by EmperorGodswill: 10:31am On Nov 10, 2022
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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Nobody: 10:32am On Nov 10, 2022
Buhari has taken one of his administration policy to UK with his constant visit.

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Benrosaria(m): 10:32am On Nov 10, 2022
The high cost of living now is drawn at pushing so many blacks back home too.

Everything na reverse eventually

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by money121(m): 10:33am On Nov 10, 2022
Lobatan

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Confirmedzombie: 10:33am On Nov 10, 2022
In a saner country where things work according to IPOB lunatics.

Let me see what Ipob will say here.

Ipob are useless brainwashed fools filled with hate and bitterness.

Frustrated canibals

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by makavalley(m): 10:34am On Nov 10, 2022
Our failed rulers don see weytin to bank on as reference point..dem go be like even UK nurses went on strike, there is no place in the world they don't go on strike grin grin

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by saintrow1: 10:34am On Nov 10, 2022
4lorunsho:
The government will respond quickly, not like my country .

Ignorance, go and ask the UK rail sector and see how the strike is going on and off. You think western countries are paradise abi.

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Confirmedzombie: 10:34am On Nov 10, 2022
I wont be surprise to here IPOB blaming Buhari and Tinubu for this.

Useless cannibals

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Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Ngwamankillyou(m): 10:34am On Nov 10, 2022
Britain is falling One yeye land like that.

Soon they will elect someone from Afghanistan as prime minister.
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by Decentdave(m): 10:35am On Nov 10, 2022
Nigerians don go teach them how to Aluta..okay na ,no be them dey collect Nigerians in mass
Re: UK Nurses To Hold First Strike In History Over Salary Increment by saintrow1: 10:35am On Nov 10, 2022
Confirmedzombie:
In a saner country where things work according to IPOB lunatics.

Let me see what Ipob will say here.

Ipob are useless brainwashed fools filled with hate and bitterness.

Frustrated canibals

The cursed and rejected tribe. They never like anything good. Everything about them is negative.

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