Staff shortages may lead to nurses strike

The Royal College of Nursing has revealed that four out of five members of the RCN who took part in a consultative vote at the union's annual conference backed a walkout, while nine out of 10 favoured industrial action short of a strike. A further ballot would have to be held before any industrial action is taken. Nurses say they have experienced a 14% pay cut in real terms since 2010 because of the government’s cap on public sector pay.

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