Home nurses to strike over pay and ‘erosion of standards’

  • StaffAid
  • August 9, 2019

Nurses who visit children and their families at home are threatening strike action over pay and an “erosion of professional standards.” A total of 57 health visitors employed by Lincolnshire County Council will take action in what is believed to be an unprecedented move. Unite Union claims that staff have lost more than £2,000 since they were transferred from the NHS to the council in 2017. The worker’s union also said it is seriously concerned about the downgrading of the health visitors’ professional status – something which the county council denies. The ballot closes on Thursday, June 27.