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Picket line: Healthcare workers went on strike over a longstanding pay dispute in 2019

Picket line: Healthcare workers went on strike over a longstanding pay dispute in 2019

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Picket line: Healthcare workers went on strike over a longstanding pay dispute in 2019

Northern Ireland is stepping closer to a crippling strike by nurses after it emerged the Government wanted to give them a 1% pay rise.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has taken steps to ensure members will be financially compensated if they decide to act over the offer, which would see experienced nurses walking away with an extra £3.50 a week.

It is the latest blow for thousands of nurses left traumatised and exhausted after putting their lives at risk for the last 12 months during the pandemic.


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