Listen to this article Half Of England’s NHS Nurses Strike For Better Working Conditions
Nurses in England are taking action by going on strike in half of the country’s hospitals, mental health, and community services. This is the first time members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) have walked out of all areas, including intensive care.
Details of the Strike
The walkout began on Sunday and will last until midnight on Monday. The nurses are protesting against the government’s offer of a 1% pay rise, which they say does not reflect the hard work and dedication they put into their jobs, especially during the pandemic.
Impact on Services
The strike has led to disruptions and delays to services over the strike period, with the NHS warning that staffing levels in some areas will be “exceptionally low” and lower than on previous strike days.
Hospitals have guaranteed a minimum level of cover for intensive care and trauma, and the NHS has granted around a quarter of trusts involved in the strike extra exemptions for services such as transplant and cardiac care, enabling them to summon some striking nurses.
Also Read This :