We are all paying the price for government’s failure to pay nursing staff fairly. The NHS is in crisis and nursing staff have been forced to the picket line to protect our profession and our patients.
More than a decade of real-terms pay cuts have put the nursing profession and safe patient care at risk. Shifts are understaffed, tens of thousands of posts are vacant and nursing staff are struggling to keep afloat.
During strike action, nursing staff forfeit a day's wage for each day of action they take part in. To protect nursing staff from the financial impacts of this fight, the RCN Strike Fund is there. Striking staff whose pay is withheld can receive RCN Strike Benefit payments for every day of official action they join.
You can help protect nursing staff and strengthen our picket line with a donation to the RCN Strike Fund.
I want to support RCN members to
maintain strike action for fair pay.
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