Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nurses Are Taking a Stand over Poor Pay ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Nurses Are Taking a Stand over Poor Pay ; VIEWPOINTS Write To: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF or Email: Viewpoints@men- News.Co.UK

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ONCE again, the Conservative government is eroding nursing pay. Whilst it is true that last month, the government awarded nurses a meagre one per cent pay rise, it still means nurses' pay is around 14pc behind the cost of living than when David Cameron came to power in 2010.

Now there's been another attack on our pay. This time, changes in National Insurance arrangements on pensions will wipe out our 1pc rise before it even hits our pay packet.

It's just not good enough. That's why we're asking all members of the public to support the RCN's campaign for fair pay for all nursing staff.

If you are a member of the public and would like to tweet your support for fair pay for nurses, please either visit www.rcn.org.uk/ nursingcounts or tweet your local MP directly using the hashtag #nursingcounts.

Nursing staff work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year caring for patients. Please help show us you care by supporting our campaign.

Let's tell the government that nursing staff won't stand for it any longer.

Thousands of our members across the region are dedicated to caring for you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, whatever your illness or condition. Please show your support for us.

Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) North West Board: Suzanne Butler, nurse, Liverpool; Claire Chatterton, nurse, Chester; David Dawes, nurse, Buxton; Lesley Doherty, nurse, Rossendale; Sheila Dunbar, nurse, Chester; Alan Finnegan, nurse, Chester; Julie Gregory, nurse, Blackburn; Maggy Heaton, nurse, Blackpool; Karen Lister, nurse, Stalybridge; Janet Marsden, nurse, Manchester; Tom Palin, healthcare assistant, Crewe; Verna Phillips, nurse, Isle of Man; Ali Richards, nurse, Clitheroe; Jean Rogers, nurse, Wilmslow; Lucy Tomlins, nurse, Bury Thank you to manager I WOULD just like to congratulate Manuel Pellegrini on the great job he has done at Manchester City.

He has always shown a great deal of class when dealing with all the media and the terrible pundits we currently have to bear at Sky, BBC and BT Sport, plus those poisonous journalists at some national daily newspapers.

I would like to thank the M.E.N. for its impartial views on a man who has won a Premier League title and two League Cups, and improved our European record. …

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