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Manx nurses to march for fair pay

Royal College of Nursing also considering strike action

Nurses on the Isle of Man will march through the streets of Douglas next week in protest over pay.

The Royal College of Nursing is holding a peaceful protest on Tuesday (18 July).

It will start at Noble’s Hospital, go via the Tynwald building and end at Villiers Square.

It’s in response to RCN’s rejection of the latest pay offer proposed by Manx Care and the recent strike action postal ballot in which 70 per cent of respondents voted in favour of industrial action.

Estephanie Dunn, the regional director for the North West of England, said: "The ballot outcome and recent engagement with our membership on the Isle of Man has given a strong message how they want us to progress their campaign for fair pay.

"We continue to work on their behalf and will have further information about the strike action in the coming days.

"In the meantime our members are demanding action and we will support them to have their say during the protest march.

"Both our members and Manx Care need a resolution to this protracted pay dispute but there has been enough talk. Now we need action."

Mary-Anne Parkinson is the senior regional officer for RCN:

Manx Care says it will continue to work with the Royal College of Nursing, and respect and acknowledge the decision to protest.

You can listen to the full interview with the RCN on Manx Newscast.

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