STUDENT NURSES in London are stepping up their campaign against poverty wages. They are furious that they are forced to live on a bursary which means they get just �2.60 an hour. Anger has also been fuelled by the recent attacks on travel allowances and the soaring cost of accommodation.
Nurses, members of UNISON, were planning a protest at 3pm on Friday outside St Thomas's Hospital. They are also planning a day of action next Tuesday, 16 May. This will include lunchtime pickets at hospitals across London. The protest will culminate in a mass sleep-out outside the Department of Health in Whitehall from 4pm.
- AROUND 300 people marched in the Vale of Leven, Dumbartonshire, last Saturday against NHS cuts.