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Janet Davies: Join our summer of protest and voice your anger at the pay cap

If the government doesn’t scrap the cap, nurses will be driven away, costs will be driven up and the quality and safety of care will be driven down, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies.
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If the government doesn’t scrap the cap, nurses will be driven away, costs will be driven up and the quality and safety of care will be driven down, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

Nurses and other health professionals across the UK are joining our summer of protest, voicing their anger at the pay cap.

The level of support we have received from the public is heartening, with a growing number of people – including members of the government – understanding the need to scrap the cap.

People are starting to realise why we are protesting – the 1% pay cap is a pay cut, leaving nursing staff at least £3,000 a year worse off than they were in 2010.

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