In Wales, 29.1% of eligible members voted, with 90.6% of those saying they’d be willing to take action short of strike. 55.9% of voters said they’d be willing to withdraw their labour in strike action.
With recommendations from the RCN Wales Board, members' elected representatives on the RCN’s Trade Union Committee will now carefully consider the results and decide on next steps.
This ballot, which concluded on 30 November, asked about members' support in principle for industrial action. The results don't formally authorise industrial action, but they will inform the next steps and show that the fight for fair pay is far from over. The vast majority of members who responded in our previous consultations deemed the 3% NHS pay award for 2021/22 unacceptable.