MPs to Debate Freeze on Nurses Pay Today

 

MPs are set to debate the 1% freeze enforced on nurse pay rises later today. You can watch the debate LIVE.

Following a successfully petition, set up by Registered Nurse and campaigner Danielle Tiplady in October 2016, parliament are set to debate the 1% pay free enforced on nurses since 2010 today.

The debate will take place at 16:30pm in Westminster Hall. The meeting with be chaired by Catherine McKinnell MP for Newcastle upon Tyne North, Labour.

You can watch the debate live here. 

There is still time to take part in the RCN Thunderclap.

The government have come under heavy criticism from nurses after saying there is a clear trade-off between nursing pay and jobs.

There is a trade-off between pay and jobs in many public services, and pay restraint is one of the many difficult choices the government has had to make,” said the Department of Health in the autumn statement.

Figures suggest that Nurses pay has dropped by around £3,000 in real-terms due to the increase in national insurance contributions, pensions and NMC registration fees.