2022-11-25 05:38:03

Nurses strike: Biggest nurses' strike in NHS history announced - BBC News

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Nurses across the UK have voted for strike action over pay. The Royal College of Nursing (RCN), which represents two thirds of UK nurses, says they have been getting a raw deal on pay for years.

The RCN has called for a rise of 5% above the RPI inflation rate, which currently stands at above 14%, but no UK nation has offered close to that.

But what is average pay for nurses?

34,000 is the figure is used in a report from the NHS Pay Review Body, which recommends what should happen to NHS pay in England.

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In the category nurses and health visitors the average basic pay per full-time employee was given as 34,275, but that is a figure for March 2021.

The government says that figure increased to 35,600 by March 2022, and that nurses were then given a 1,400 increase, which should take the average up to 37,000.

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