NURSES WARN \'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH\' AS THOUSANDS TAKE STRIKE ACTION

NURSES WARN 'ENOUGH IS ENOUGH' AS THOUSANDS TAKE STRIKE ACTION

It's the first time that the Royal College of Nursing have gone on strike in their 103 year history.

Thousands of nurses have warned "enough is enough" as they went on strike for the first time.

Crowds of demonstrating healthcare workers protested outside hospitals across Northern Ireland in an unprecedented show of anger at pay levels they say are lagging behind counterparts in England and Wales and under-staffing.

The action saw around 9,000 members of the Royal College of Nursing walk out on Wednesday morning for 12 hours, supported by other healthcare workers including paramedics.

Routine medical appointments have been cancelled, minor injury units closed and there will be delays to some ambulance responses. Social services workers are also taking industrial action.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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