What does the NHS nurses’ strike mean for nursing students?
As nurses prepare for the profession’s first-ever UK-wide strike over pay, here’s how a walkout will work – and what it means for nursing students
The first UK-wide strike in the 106-year history of the RCN is set to take place after members voted in favour of a walkout in many parts of the country.
But what does this mean for nursing students?
What is the strike about?
The dispute is about pay. The RCN has called for a rise of 5% above the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation, which is currently running at 14.2%.