The Summer of Protest, announced at Congress this year after members voted to overwhelmingly reject government policy on nurse pay, will see members, supported by the RCN, stage public demonstrations, lobby MPs and highlight the effect low nurse pay is having on the lives of nurses and staffing levels.
The RCN London region will be supporting branches, representatives and members throughout the summer. Staff will join members in workplaces around the Capital and London branches will be hosting special Summer of Protest meetings where they will be briefed on campaign activities and linked up with their local pay champions. Retired members and nursing students will be encouraged to get involved and promote the campaign within their own networks.
For representatives, RCN London will be hosting a joint development day on 14 June where staff will be asking people to identify what support they require as well as outlining campaigning activities and key messages.