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Royal Surrey Nurses Not Taking Part in Strike – Vote Below 50% Threshold

Published on: 16 Dec, 2022
Updated on: 17 Dec, 2022

The Royal Surrey County Hospital

Nurses at the Royal Surrey County Hospital did not take part in Thursday’s industrial action nor will they participate in the action next Tuesday, December 20.

Thousands of nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland did take part on the first of two day-long strikes over pay but ballot returns at Royal Surrey did not achieve the 50 per cent threshold required to give the mandate for industrial action.

Where action did take place staff were providing ‘life preserving’ and some urgent care, but routine services were disrupted.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) wants a 19 per cent pay rise and says below inflation increases are compromising care by making it hard to attract and retain nurses

A statement from the RSCH said: “Royal Surrey’s nurses will not strike and services will be running as usual on both 15 and 20 December.”

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test One Response to Royal Surrey Nurses Not Taking Part in Strike – Vote Below 50% Threshold

  1. John Perkins Reply

    December 16, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    I’m glad they’re not striking but not surprised and I support their claim for a pay rise.

    Having recently spent time in their care, I have nothing but praise for their competence dedication, efficiency and kindness.

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