Readers’ panel: Are nurses in Jersey right to hold out for pay parity?
RCN members in Jersey are seeking permission from the college to hold a ballot on industrial action. A long-running dispute that includes seeking pay parity with allied health professionals on the island has already seen nurses withdraw goodwill by declining bank shifts and taking their breaks in full. Nursing Standard readers have their say
Grant Byrne is a nursing student in Edinburgh @GGByrne
I stand with our colleagues in Jersey. Why should nurses there be paid any less than their colleagues in allied health professions? Pay should be reflective of the level of skill and responsibility a role demands, so why should they accept a lower wage? One thing that’s clear is that the rest of us could learn a thing or two from the nurses in Jersey. By withdrawing goodwill they are showing their government...
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