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Nurses’ strike is about more than pay – it’s about ensuring good care

By Alison Leary, Professor of Healthcare Modelling, London South Bank University
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For the first time its 106-year history, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), the UK’s largest nursing union, has voted to take strike action. Nurses in the UK have been on strike before and achieved change, but the scale of this strike is extraordinary.

This dispute, like many forms of industrial action, centres on pay. The salaries of registered nurses and nursing support workers have fallen in real terms by almost 20% in the past ten years. But this…The Conversation


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