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Aye 33 66.00%
No 17 34.00%
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19-09-2017, 19:05   #1
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BBC'S ONE Show on Fargate now. Dominic Littlewood asking passersby etc for their opinions on NHS, nurses firemen etc right to strike.
It's on on Thursday



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nFsZSeBKRQ

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21-09-2017, 13:39   #2
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Yes! Definately, not that this government will ever support the public sector, it goes against everything they stand for.
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21-09-2017, 13:44   #3
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They do a hard job for Little reward . Got my vote
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21-09-2017, 13:54   #4
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Nurses will never strike but they deserve a pay rise.
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21-09-2017, 14:03   #5
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I don't understand the poll. It's a matter of fact not opinion.
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21-09-2017, 14:16   #6
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Nurses will never strike but they deserve a pay rise.
can"t disagree trish. having said that a staff nurse earns 30k a year. so its not really that bad.
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21-09-2017, 14:20   #7
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can"t disagree trish. having said that a staff nurse earns 30k a year. so its not really that bad.
No they don't!!!
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21-09-2017, 16:21   #8
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The thing to remember is that NHS staff are only doing this out of desperation at a government which is hell bent on defunding, demoralising and selling off the health service to shareholders in private health care companies. The shareholders and non-executive directors of those companies include many Tory MPs and peers, and people like Richard Branson, whose Virgin Healthcare is quietly buying up large amounts of NHS contracts.

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can"t disagree trish. having said that a staff nurse earns 30k a year. so its not really that bad.
would you agree to a 14% pay cut over the past seven years?
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21-09-2017, 17:25   #9
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No! .............
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21-09-2017, 17:27   #10
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the real question is not whether they should they strike but why they've been forced into this action.
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21-09-2017, 17:34   #11
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Nurses will never strike but they deserve a pay rise.
I think you will find that many nurses WOULD strike Pat or at least work to rule - morale is low and nurses are sick to death of being ignored.

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21-09-2017, 17:53   #12
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I think you will find that many nurses WOULD strike Pat or at least work to rule - morale is low and nurses are sick to death of being ignored.

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Glad to hear that Nurses would strike. They deserve every penny they get but are undervalued.
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21-09-2017, 18:05   #13
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Glad to hear that Nurses would strike. They deserve every penny they get but are undervalued.
You are right Pat.
Todays nurses have taken on many jobs that were done by doctors years ago - extra training and responsibility to take blood, cannulate, examine patients, diagnose and prescribe means that their role has changed vastly but this has not been reflected in their wages. No change in their wages for at least 3 years means a wage reduction in real terms.
The NHS runs on the goodwill of nurses who always put in the extra mile and work over their shift time to ensure everything possible is done for their patients. The responsibility they accept is way over and beyond the financial reward and they are angry about this - quite rightly.
I truly believe that many nurses have reached the point where they will strike because enough is enough really.
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21-09-2017, 19:56   #14
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If they don't want to do it for the money they're on they should go and get a job paying more somewhere else- it's not like we're forcing them to do it.
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If they don't want to do it for the money they're on they should go and get a job paying more somewhere else- it's not like we're forcing them to do it.
Bless

They're not doing it for the money, they're doing it to give back to the community and to make a positive and valuable contribution to society.

You're not very bright, are you ?
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21-09-2017, 21:12   #16
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If they don't want to do it for the money they're on they should go and get a job paying more somewhere else- it's not like we're forcing them to do it.
Good evening. I kind of agree with you. Its a difficult one and I don't begrudge the emergency services a pay increase but I haven't had any pay rise in 8 years and I'm sure thousands of other professions are the same. Its not just nurses etc. That have effectively had a large pay cut over the years
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21-09-2017, 21:27   #17
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Good evening. I kind of agree with you. Its a difficult one and I don't begrudge the emergency services a pay increase but I haven't had any pay rise in 8 years and I'm sure thousands of other professions are the same. Its not just nurses etc. That have effectively had a large pay cut over the years
go on strike then. Or are you ok with your lot ?
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Good evening. I kind of agree with you. Its a difficult one and I don't begrudge the emergency services a pay increase but I haven't had any pay rise in 8 years and I'm sure thousands of other professions are the same. Its not just nurses etc. That have effectively had a large pay cut over the years
so what should we do then ?

Should low-paid workers continue to stab each other in the back, in a continual race to the bottom ?

Or should we expect more from our politicians and demand that BoJo the Clown and Sir Nige' put all the 350million a week they have saved from the EU budget into the NHS ?

So far, we've voted for a Strong and Stable tory government that's neither strong or stable.

Time for a change of tactics, I think
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21-09-2017, 21:33   #19
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I can't just go on strike myself! We have been on strike before but nothing changes. No I'm not overly happy with my lot but I've been in the same job nearly 30 years and I'm not qualified to do much else tho I am looking. As I said I don't begrudge others trying to get a better deal but some people think its just nurses etc who are hard done to when actually many others are too
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21-09-2017, 21:40   #20
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Some people in private sector haven't had a payrise for years, but no one seems bothered about that. It's always the public sector striking. In the private sector we have to make our own money to survive, as do the self employed, we have cutbacks on overtime, part time contracts, no payrises, if we fail we go bust, and staff lose their jobs. public sector is bankrolled by the taxpayer, so have a never ending supply of cash. I think our nurses do a great job, but so do people in private sector u can't have the big pensions and the payrises as was before, it's one or the other,
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