Thousands of Nurses Begin Two-Day Strike Action Across England

Thousands of nurses across England began two days of strike action on January 18, over an ongoing dispute with the government over pay and patient safety.

According to the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), nursing staff at 55 National Health Service (NHS) trusts launched two days of action in a campaign “for a pay rise to help tackle chronic staff shortages.”

“People aren’t dying because nurses are striking. Nurses are striking because people are dying. That is how severe things are,” RCN General Secretary Pat Cullen said in a statement.

Footage by Lara McNeill shows the picket line outside the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. Credit: Lara McNeill via Storyful

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