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Your right to strike: condemnation for law limiting nurses’ scope for industrial action

Act could be legal breach, say unions and other groups monitoring post-Brexit rule changes

You can’t blame nurses’ strikes for record NHS waiting lists, minister told

Health and social care secretary said industrial action is one cause of backlogs

Nurses on strike outside Northern General Hospital, Sheffield

New anti-strike code of practice approved by MPs, despite human rights concerns

Government anti-strike measures called ‘a brazen attack on the right to strike’

RCN general secretary looks serious during visit to nurses' picket line outside Leeds General Infirmary in December 2022. Behind her, striking nurses hold signs with messages about staffing and pay. Everyone is dressed for winter weather

NHS pay deal: reopen talks with nurses, union leader urges government

Consultants’ better deal exposes injustice our female-dominated profession faces – RCN

Consultants’ pay deal highlights ‘galling’ disparity for nurses

NHS nurses received the lowest public sector pay deal, with no promise of pay scale reform

Government launches new bid to allow agency staff to cover strike shifts

The ‘provocative’ proposal would escalate disputes and endanger public, say unions

Michael Rosen at the Nursing Live event

Author’s tale of pandemic journey – and what he owes to nurses

Michael Rosen reflects in our podcast on intensive care and his admiration for nurses

Steve Barclay leaves 10 Downing Street on Monday after a cabinet reshuffle that saw him leave his post as health and social care secretary

Steve Barclay removed as health secretary, replaced by Victoria Atkins

Priorities for Ms Atkins seen as getting NHS extra funding and resolving industrial action

Northern Health and Social Care Trust sign for the Royal Hospitals in Belfast

Off-duty staff urged to report for work as trust tries to cope with ‘extreme pressure’

Major NHS trust issues urgent appeal for available registered and unregistered staff

Photo of a busy ward, illustrating story about rising NHS waiting lists

Investment in nursing vital as NHS wait list could top eight million

Health Foundation analysis prompts calls for urgent action after ‘decade of underinvestment’

Rishi Sunak addresses audience at Conservative Party conference podium

NHS strike is about politics, not concern for patients, PM tells Tory faithful

Rishi Sunak condemns timing of latest walkout by nurses and other NHS professionals

A Unite demonstration outside Barts on 13 September

Hospital staff stage three days of strikes over pay and staffing

Union claims surge in nursing membership at one emergency department thanks to pay battle

Nurse’s anger at Tory MP for ‘twisting my words to fit your agenda’

Holly Turner criticises Mark Jenkinson for editing what she said on BBC’s Question Time

Strikes: minimum service levels could force hospital nurses to work

New consultation could affect nurses in urgent, emergency and ‘time-critical’ services

Call for reforms to ‘critically undermined’ pay review bodies

TUC Congress urges change, including limiting the influence of government

Strike law that could see nurses sacked is reported to UN watchdog

TUC lodges case with UN agency over ‘undemocratic’ law restricting strikes by nurses

Promised pay rise for general practice nurses should hit bank accounts ‘shortly’

Government confirmed it is to put extra funding into GP contracts to reflect the pay award

Deadlock ends as RCN Wales members vote to accept pay offer

Welsh Government’s offer included improvements to flexible working and overtime payments