Coordinated Strike by Nurses and Ambulance Workers a ‘Step Change’ in NHS Dispute: UK Health Official

The coordinated strike action by nurses and ambulance workers next month will mark a “step change” in the labour dispute in Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), a senior health service leader has warned.
The UK is expected to see the biggest-ever strike action within the NHS on Feb. 6, when ambulance staff and nurses plan to walk out simultaneously for the first time.
Chris Hopson, chief strategy officer for NHS England, said it will be a “difficult” day.
Talking to the Health and Social Care Committee in the House of Commons on Tuesday, he said, “Next month will see a step change in the action arising from the dispute between the trade unions and the government.”…

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