Nurses’ pay dispute: what are the next steps and key dates?
Find out all you need to know about the pay dispute now that the current pay deal has been rejected by RCN members and new strike dates have been planned
Nurses in England are preparing to take to picket lines again at the end of April after rejecting the government’s offer of a 5% pay rise.
Following this, the RCN will re-ballot its members on further industrial action. Here is a guide to what comes next.
What was the outcome of the most recent pay ballot?
The latest RCN ballot closed on 14 April. In total, 61% of eligible members voted – with 54% of those rejecting the offer of a 5% pay rise for 2023-24 and a one-off