Nurses on the Isle of Man to strike for three days

Members of RCN union to take industrial action

Nurses on the Isle of Man will strike next week as part of an ongoing row over pay and conditions. 

The Royal College of Nursing has confirmed its members will take industrial action on 14 September from 8am to 8pm. 

They’ll also strike between 8am and 8pm on 18 and 19 October. 

Estephanie Dunn, the regional director for the North West of England, said: “Recent offers made to our members are an insult. 

“The nursing workforce has seen their cost-of-living soar and demand on services increase without adequate staffing levels in place. 

“They are exhausted, over-worked, under-valued, and under-paid for the level of responsibility they have.

“The RCN has made it clear to both Manx Care and the government that opening negotiations and making meaningful offers can avert strike action. 

“Until there is an opportunity to meet and hold negotiations that lead to a significantly improved offer, we will be forced back to the picket line.”

Further details about picket lines will follow. 

The announcement follows a ballot held earlier this year in which more than 70 per cent of members who voted said they would be willing to take strike action. 

Nurses first took strike action in July – you can find out more HERE.

Manx Radio has invited Manx Care to comment.

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