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What nurses’ strikes will mean for those who didn’t vote for them

Find out how RCN strike action will work, how to support colleagues, and how those providing life-preserving services can freely cross picket lines

Find out how RCN strike action will work, how to support colleagues, and how those providing life-preserving services can freely cross picket lines

The RCN is preparing for the biggest strike in its 106-year history, with nurses across the UK having voted to walkout over pay.

The first strikes are set to take place on 15 and 20 December in England, Wales and Northern Ireland; strike dates are on hold in Scotland. But not all nurses will be permitted to or even want to strike. We look at what these nurses need to know and how strike action will affect them.

Who will not be striking?

Action has been suspended in Scotland while talks take place following a

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