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Nurse campaigner appears in Ken Loach’s Corbyn documentary

Founder of Bursary or Bust protest campaign raises nursing issues in conversation with Labour leader
Danielle Tiplady

A newly-qualified nurse who set up the Bursary or Bust protest campaign has spoken of her pride at appearing in a documentary by noted English filmmaker Ken Loach.

Kings College London graduate Danielle Tiplady was one of several people invited to discuss their profession with Jeremy Corbyn earlier this summer as part of his recent, successful campaign to be re-elected Labour party leader.

The discussions were captured on film by Mr Loach, director of acclaimed films including Kes and Riff-Raff and a former Labour party member, who spent 2 days with Mr Corbyn as he toured the country ahead of the Labour leadership election.

Pay hacked

In her clip, Ms Tiplady says: Nurses are leaving the health service in droves and the amount of colleagues having to access food banks is disgusting they are working 80-hour weeks just to afford to rent in London.

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A newly-qualified nurse who set up the Bursary or Bust protest campaign has spoken of her pride at appearing in a documentary by noted English filmmaker Ken Loach.

King’s College London graduate Danielle Tiplady was one of several people invited to discuss their profession with Jeremy Corbyn earlier this summer as part of his recent, successful campaign to be re-elected Labour party leader.

The discussions were captured on film by Mr Loach, director of acclaimed films including Kes and Riff-Raff and a former Labour party member, who spent 2 days with Mr Corbyn as he toured the country ahead of the Labour leadership election.

Pay ‘hacked’

In her clip, Ms Tiplady says: ‘Nurses are leaving the health service in droves and the amount of colleagues having to access food banks is disgusting – they are working 80-hour weeks just to afford to rent in London.

‘Our pay has been hacked since 2010, we’ve lost 15% of our pay now, and we’ve got another 3 years of pay restraint coming up.

‘Nursing is in such a bad state and it really concerns me, I don’t know if there’ll be any fightback and as it stands nursing really hangs in the balance.’

In response, Mr Corbyn, who was re-elected as Labour leader on Saturday, talks about Workplace 2020, an initiative to promote workers’ rights.

Reacting to the finished film, Ms Tiplady said: ‘I’m really proud to be able to stand up for nursing and being involved in projects like this will hopefully help get our message out there.’

Bursary or Bust campaigners protested against the government’s plans to scrap the nursing bursary in favour of a student loans system.


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Ken Loach’s documentary

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