NHS nurse pay: why I’m voting to reject the government’s 5% offer
Accepting the deal means two more years of real-terms cuts and ignoring the staff retention and recruitment crisis – here’s why nurses should vote no and fight on
NHS nursing staff in England who are members of the RCN have until 14 April to vote on the government’s new pay offer.
In the second of two articles offering a case for either side of the debate, clinical nurse specialist Harry Eccles explains why he is voting to reject the offer negotiated by unions.
Collective action forced government to negotiate
This year, for the first time, I swapped my sphygmomanometer for a placard, along with thousands of nurses across the UK. Years of underfunding and understaffing left us with no