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Janet Davies: Make your voice heard in the fight for fair pay

As the RCN consults nurses on its response to continuing pay restraint, now is the time to make your voice heard, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies. 
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As the RCN consults nurses on its response to continuing pay restraint, now is the time to make your voice heard, says RCN chief executive Janet Davies

RCN members have never been on strike. However tough things have been, they have always pulled back from taking industrial action, with patient care their priority.

But this is the sixth consecutive year that nursing pay has fallen behind the cost of living, and yet again nursing staff face the prospect of an increasing struggle to make ends meet. We know morale is low, and nurses tell us they are considering leaving the profession they love.

The NHS Pay Review Body has said pay restraint is unsustainable. A cross-party House of Lords Committee has also warned that it is affecting training and

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