Candlelit vigil in Norwich to protest nursing pay cap

The Edith Cavell statue where the vigil will take place. Picture: Antony Kelly

The Edith Cavell statue where the vigil will take place. Picture: Antony Kelly - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2005

Nurses and healthcare assistants will be gathering for a candlelit vigil over the growing anger about the cap on nursing pay.

The vigil will take place at the Edith Cavell Memorial in Tombland, Norwich on June 26 at 10pm.

The one percent pay cap was introduced in 2010 and it has been reported that some nurses and healthcare assistants have had to use food banks or take up second jobs to support themselves.

The vigil has been organised by The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as part of a 'summer of protest' to highlight the RCN's call for the Government to scrap the pay cap.

Adrian Ing, RCN senior officer for Norfolk, added: 'Politicians need to listen and tell members what they will do about nursing pay.


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'We're demanding answers on behalf of our patients as well as nursing staff.

Without a fully-staffed and motivated workforce, patient safety cannot be guaranteed.'

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