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Scrap the cap 

RCN members across the UK are protesting to scrap the cap

The cap on nursing pay is putting patient care at risk.

It devalues nurses and nursing, means people are not joining the profession and many people are leaving. And because there are not enough nurses, patients cannot get the care they need. 

In May 2017, RCN members voted overwhelmingly to take action on nursing pay. So this summer, members across the UK are protesting to scrap the cap.

You can help by joining the protests, and by telling other RCN members and the wider public why the UK Government must scrap the cap on nursing pay.

14% real-terms fall in nursing pay since 2010.

Day of action

On Friday 25 August we are asking thousands of RCN members to unite online to take Scrap the Cap viral.

Join us

Become a pay champion

Help us to coordinate the campaign in your area.

Attend a scrap the cap event

Find out when the next protest is taking place in your local area.
UK pay rally

UK Scrap the cap rally

We’re hosting our biggest ever UK rally in Parliament Square on Wednesday 6 September.

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Download a poster

Raise awareness by sharing a poster in your workplace.

Download a leaflet

Use this leaflet to engage members of the public.
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Send a tweet

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Postcard to MP

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Pay timeline

The campaign so far

Track the development of the campaign using our timeline.

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The true cost of the cap

How the pay cap is affecting RCN members and their families.

Share your story

How has the pay cap affected you and your family?