The nurses’ pay campaign, 1982
In 1982 NHS nurses and other staff complained about low pay and campaigned for a 12% pay rise. Health workers appealed for and won support from many other groups of workers, including miners, printers and electricians (who had a 1-day "sympathy strike"). As a result of the strike the government established an independent pay review body for NHS staff, which continues to play a significant role in setting health workers' pay.
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