UK govt refuses to give way on pay as nurses, medics strike


              Nurses demonstrate and hold placards as they take strike action over pay outside St Mary's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS (National Health Services) organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division learn take part in ambulance driver training at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on December 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division receive training in an ambulance, at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on Dec. 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              A nurse holds a placard on the picket line as she participates in a strike action over pay in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS (National Health Services) organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division learn learn how to carry a patient down a flight of stairs as they take part in ambulance driver training at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on Dec. 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              Nurses demonstrate and hold placards as they take strike action over pay outside St Mary's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS (National Health Services) organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              A nurse holds a placard on the picket line as she participates in a strike action over pay in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS (National Health Services) organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division learn take part in ambulance driver training at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on December 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division receive training in an ambulance, at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on Dec. 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              Military personnel from the Household Division learn learn how to carry a patient down a flight of stairs as they take part in ambulance driver training at Wellington Barracks as they prepare to provide cover for ambulance workers on Dec. 21 and 28 when members of the Unison, GMB and Unite unions take industrial action over pay, in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
            
              Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) protest as nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take industrial action over pay, outside the Bristol Royal Infirmary, England, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)
            
              Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) protest as nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take industrial action over pay, outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
            
              Members of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) protest as nurses in England, Wales and Northern Ireland take industrial action over pay, outside the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
            
              A demonstrator holds up a placard in support of the strike by nurses outside St Thoma's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Nurses stand by their placards as they join a picket line outside St Thomas's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Two demonstrators hold a placard in support of the strike by nurses outside St Thoma's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Two demonstrators hold up placards in support of the strike by nurses outside St Thoma's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              Demonstrators hold up placards in support of a strike by nurses outside St Thomas' Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members are expected to walk out at 65 NHS (National Health Services) organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
            
              A demonstrator on the picket line holds up placard in support of the nurses pay strike, as she waves to a supporter outside St Thomas's Hospital in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Nurses in England, Wales and Ireland will stage the biggest strike in the history of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN). Up to 100,000 members will walk out at 65 NHS organisations. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
UK govt refuses to give way on pay as nurses, medics strike