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Below-inflation NHS pay offer could force nurses to take industrial action

With NHS workers facing a real-terms pay cut, taking industrial action may end up being the only option left for nurses

With NHS workers facing another real-terms pay cut, taking industrial action may turn out to be the only option left for nurses

Nursing unions and government look like they could be on a collision course over NHS nurses pay.

In real terms, nurses are facing a pay cut

The Westminster government faced criticism for recommending to the independent NHS Pay Review Body (RB) that next year’s pay rise for staff on Agenda for Change (AfC) contracts should be capped at 3% .

This comes as inflation is double that and rising , while National Insurance contributions also increased from April .

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