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Stop clapping and start paying – nurse protesters’ message to ministers

Demonstrators from hospitals across London march on Whitehall to demand 15% pay rise
Protesters with placards demanding PAY JUSTICE NOW. Nurses want a pay boost for nurses Picture: PA

Demonstrators from hospitals across London march on Whitehall to demand 15% pay rise

Nurses and other NHS staff marched from hospitals all over London to Whitehall yesterday to tell the government to stop clapping and start paying, as they demanded a 15% pay rise.

The London demonstrators started from St Thomas', University College London, Homerton University, Lewisham, Chelsea and Westminster, and Queen Elizabeth hospitals.

Protesters says NHS staff have seen pay eroded by inflation

The rallies are part of a series coordinated by the NHS Workers Say No to Pay Inequality Facebook group.

Demonstrators from hospitals across London march on Whitehall to demand 15% pay rise

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Nurses want a pay boost now Picture: PA

Nurses and other NHS staff marched from hospitals all over London to Whitehall yesterday to tell the government to ‘stop clapping and start paying’, as they demanded a 15% pay rise.  

The London demonstrators started from St Thomas', University College London, Homerton University, Lewisham, Chelsea and Westminster, and Queen Elizabeth hospitals.

Protesters says NHS staff have seen pay eroded by inflation

The rallies are part of a series coordinated by the NHS Workers Say No to Pay Inequality Facebook group.

They are supported by Nurses United UK, the Unite and GMB unions, and Keep Our NHS Public.

The group argues NHS staff have seen inflation erode the value of their pay by 20% over the past decade.

NHS Workers Say No to Pay Inequality has called for another day of UK-wide demonstrations on 12 September.

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