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Royal College of Nursing to set up Industrial Action Fund

Press Release 05/03/2021

Following the recommendation of a 1% pay award by the Department of Health and Social Care in its evidence to the NHS Pay Review Body, the governing Council of the Royal College of Nursing convened an emergency meeting.

At that meeting, RCN Council voted unanimously for the RCN to immediately set up a £35 million Industrial Action fund.

 A strike fund is an amount of money that can be used to support workers, who are members of a trade union, to provide some compensation for loss of earnings and campaigning during industrial action.

RCN Council are determined to have the finances available to our members should they wish to take action. In setting up this fund, the RCN will create the UK’s largest union strike fund overnight. The next steps will be decided in conjunction with our members.

Further announcements will be made in the coming weeks.



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