A Right to Strike?

  title={A Right to Strike?},
  author={Karen Jennings and Gaynor Western},
  journal={Nursing Ethics},
  pages={277 - 282}
During 1995, there was a major shift in the United Kingdom in the debate of whether it is right for nurses to strike. The Royal College of Nursing, the former advocate of a non-industrial action policy, moved towards the UNISON position that industrial action is ethical in some circumstances, as well as the necessary thing to do. The authors, both nurses and UNISON officials, look at the reasons for this change and why UNISON’s historical position sees industrial action as an effective weapon… 

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Victorian nurses' strike.

  • J. Knight
  • Political Science, Medicine
    British medical journal
  • 1987
On the Friday before Christmas the nurses went back to work in Victoria after a strike lasting 50 days, where the result was a small improvement in the staffing ratios but no extra money to pay the nurses.

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