The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has warned the government that they intend to strike in December unless there are “detailed negotiations” on pay in the next five days.
The Health Secretary Steve Barclay has received a letter from the RCN following the Chancellor’s autumn budget.
The RCN general secretary Pat Cullen said that Jeremy Hunt has clearly demonstrated that “the government remains unprepared to give my members the support they need at work and at home.!
Cullen said in a letter, “It is with regret that I write to say that unless our next meeting is formal pay negotiations, beginning within the next five days, we will be announcing the dates and locations of our December strike action.”
The RCN are demanding a 5% pay rise above inflation and despite the pay rise received this year, nurses are actually far worse off by 20%.