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Nurses' college will reconsider no strike policy

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.485a (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:485

The Royal College of Nursing, which represents over 300000 nurses in Britain, will reconsider its no strike policy in protest at the 1% pay award recommended by the nurses' pay review body. The review body recommended earlier this month that an additional increase of between 0.5% and 2% could be negotiated locally. After an emergency meeting of the college's council, at which the offer was rejected, the general secretary, Miss Christine Hancock, said that nurses “feel that their commitment to the NHS and to their patients has …

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