Nurses may consider industrial action over 3% NHS pay rise, union says
22nd July 2021 - BBC News
Nurses may consider industrial action over the offer of a 3% NHS pay rise in England and Wales, a union says. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) told the BBC it would be consulting members but staff were "angry" and deserved a bigger increase.
Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng acknowledged the hard work of NHS staff and said he felt the 3% rise was fair. Meanwhile, school leaders have said the pay freeze for most teachers in England is a "slap in the face".
In November the government announced a public sector pay freeze for 2021-22, with exceptions made for those on salaries under £24,000 and NHS staff.
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