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NI nurses still to be repaid the wages docked during strike

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Rita Devlin

Rita Devlin

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Health bosses have not yet reimbursed nurses with the pay they docked from their wages as they fought for safer conditions in the NHS six months ago, it can be revealed.

Thousands of healthcare workers, including some of the lowest paid NHS employees, lost hundreds of pounds as a result of their unprecedented strike action taken during the winter months.

The failure by the Executive to approve the repayment of the money is the latest slap in the face for nurses who have put their lives at risk to prop up the crisis-hit NHS throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.