Once again, the Conservative Government is eroding nursing pay. Whilst it is true that last month, the Government awarded nurses a meagre 1 per cent pay rise, it still means nurses’ pay is around 14 per cent behind the cost of living than when David Cameron came to power in 2010.
Now there’s been another attack on our pay. This time changes in National Insurance arrangements on pensions will wipe out our 1 per cent rise before it even hits our pay packet. It’s just not good enough. That’s why we’re asking all members of the public to support the RCN’s campaign for fair pay for all nursing staff.
If you are a member of the public and would like to tweet your support for fair pay for nurses, please either visit www.rcn.org.uk/nursingcounts or tweet your local MP directly using the hashtag #nursingcounts. Nursing staff work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year caring for patients. Please help show us you care by supporting our campaign.
Let’s tell the Government that nursing staff won’t stand for it any longer. Thousands of our members across the region are dedicated to caring for you, 24 hourrs a day, 365 days a year, whatever your illness or condition. Please show your support for us.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing, Yorkshire and the Humber Board