Our local NHS Trust employs over 5,000 healthcare staff who have worked tirelesly over the past year.
Nurses have been at the forefront of the pandemic, battling to save everyone hospitalised with coronavirus over the past year - including our Conservative Prime Minister. Yet the 1% pay increase in last weeks budget equals a pitiful £3.50 extra per week. When adjusted for inflation this represents an insulting real-terms pay-cut. Sutton Lib Dems are calling on the government to give Nurses a real pay rise.
Hina Bokhari, Lib Dem spokesperson for Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park, said, "Our local Conservative MPs have shown how cheaply they value the sacrifices and hard-work of nurses serving in the biggest health emergency for a century. Sutton Lib Dems are demanding the government recognise all they have done and grant nurses the pay rise they deserve".
"I pledge to support our nurses and demand they receive a proper pay-rise"