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Nurses take to social media for scrap the cap day of action

Nurses, patients and other healthcare staff back RCN's digital day of action by tweeting why the public sector pay cap must go

Nurses have taken to social media today to stress the need to scrap the 1% pay cap.

Patients and other healthcare staff have also joined in the 'digital day of action' organised by the RCN as part of its summer of protest over continued public sector pay restraint.

The RCN is encouraging nurses, their friends and family to post on Twitter why they believe the cap must be lifted, using the hashtag #scrapthecap.

The college launched the event with a tweet saying: Today thousands of RCN members are uniting online to take #scrapthecap viral.

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Liverpool-based paediatric nurse Helen OBoyle was one of the first to respond to the rallying call.

Let's get #scrapthecap trending

Nurses have taken to social media today to stress the need to scrap the 1% pay cap.

Patients and other healthcare staff have also joined in the 'digital day of action' organised by the RCN as part of its summer of protest over continued public sector pay restraint.

Nurses, patients, families and other healthcare staff are being urged to share their pay cap stories using #scrapthecap. Picture: iStock

The RCN is encouraging nurses, their friends and family to post on Twitter why they believe the cap must be lifted, using the hashtag #scrapthecap.

The college launched the event with a tweet saying: ‘Today thousands of RCN members are uniting online to take #scrapthecap viral’.

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Liverpool-based paediatric nurse Helen O’Boyle was one of the first to respond to the rallying call.

Nurse Caroline Tapec posted a photo showing her colleagues giving the pay cap a firm thumbs down.

RCN north west regional communications manager Danielle Scapens found a novel way to get the message across.

Michael Perkins, a patient in Wales, responded to the college’s suggestion to include politicians in their tweets with a message for Cardiff Central Labour MP Jo Stevens. Mr Perkins' message included a photo of his partner and baby son, whose lives were saved by NHS staff.

The digital day of action is the latest event in the ongoing summer of protest, which is building up to the RCN's biggest-ever rally, to be held in London on 6 September.

Comic actors and political activists Rob Delaney and Sir Tony Robinson are among the speakers confirmed for the event in Parliament Square.


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