Nurses across UK to strike for first time on 15 and 20 December

Nurses across UK to strike for first time on 15 and 20 December

Nurses across the UK will go on strike for the first time over two days in the fortnight before Christmas after ministers snubbed their pleas for formal talks over NHS pay. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said its members would stage national strikes – the first in its 106-year history – on 15 and 20 December. Senior sources said the industrial action was expected to last for 12 hours on both days – most likely between 8am and 8pm. …