UK Nursing Union announces it will go on strike | News

The Royal College of Nursing union, which brings together nurses from the National Health Service (NHS, for its acronym in English) in the United Kingdom, specified this Wednesday that they will go on strike before the end of 2022 in rejection of the working conditions in which they work.


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The union organization demands fair wages and secure staffing. “The results of our largest strike vote in history show that a record number of nursing staff are prepared to join the picket line this winter,” the union said in a statement.

For her part, the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Pat Cullen, expressed that the annoyance “has turned into action and our members have said enough is enough. The voice of nursing in the UK is strong and I will make sure it is heard,” she stated.

The union insisted that all NHS employers in Northern Ireland and Scotland be included. It stressed that all “except one of the health councils in Wales met the relevant legal thresholds.”

“Members working at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, opposite the House of Commons, will go on strike, as will members working at other major hospitals in UK capitals: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast”.

In this sense, Pat Cullen stressed that this is a decisive moment in the history of the guild. He added that they will continue their fight through the strike and beyond for as long as it takes, to win justice for the nursing profession and patients.

“This action will be for both patients and nurses. Standards are falling too low and we have strong public support for our campaign to raise them. This winter, we ask the public to show the nursing staff that they are with us”, the union leader communicated.