NHS nurses are to strike over pay after members of the union representing close to half a million nurses across the UK were balloted.
More than 300,000 members were urged by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) to vote for strike action in the union’s biggest strike ballot.
The walkout is the first UK-wide strike action in the RCN’s 106-year history.
Industrial action is expected to be held before the end of the year at some of the country’s biggest hospitals, including Guy’s and St Thomas’ opposite Parliament, the Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh, University Hospital Wales and Belfast’s Royal Victoria.
The results of the ballot come amid a growing threat of strikes across the health service.
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