Nurses in Britain protest for the first time in 106 years, demand a pay rise
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Nurses in Britain protest for the first time in 106 years, demand a pay rise

For the first time in 106 years, thousands of nurses in Great Britain will strike on December 15 and 20 over pay rises, according to a union announcement. The protests, which will show the seriousness of the social crisis in Great Britain, will further increase the pressure on the National Health System (NHS).

These strikes are the first and will most likely continue as the government refuses to meet their demand for wage increases. According to estimates, the salary of nurses has fallen by 20% since 2010, especially in the current period, with the cost of living crisis, as inflation is over 11%.

The gross annual income of a nurse or nurse comes to 27,000 pounds. Health Secretary Steve Barclay said the nurses’ demand meant a 19.2% pay rise, costing the public £10 billion a year.