nursing times is a weekly magazine for nurses in the united kingdom.
why are nurses paying for bankers' mistakes?
unite's barrie brown on why it's so unfair to attack nurses' pensions
the choice that the government is now offering nurses and nhs staff is pay more, get less and, if you don't like it, you are free to leave the nhs pension
... the average nhs pension is less than £6,000 and there is more paid into nhs pensions each year than is paid out to pensioners. so why is this attack on pensions happening? it has nothing to do with the value of nurses and other health workers and their contribution to a vastly improved health service. it has nothing to do with a crisis in the nhs pension scheme. it has nothing to do with maintaining the morale and commitment of hard-pressed nursing professionals. instead, this is part of the government's continuing commitment to counter the impact of the financial
crisis brought about by bankers with their multimillion-pound bonuses by penalising nurses...