The biggest NHS strike in history is underway in the UK, with medical workers taking to the streets to protest against poor wages./Peter Nicholls/Reuters.

The biggest strike in the history of the NHS is under way as hundreds of nurses and ambulance staff walk out at the same time. Seventy Five NHS Trusts are affected, 50,000 appointments are reported as cancelled, and 13,000 ambulance crews are also on strike today.

It’s the first time ambulance paramedics and nurses have taken a strike day at the same time. Industrial action started in December and still shows no sign of being resolved either by the unions calling it off or the government entering into negotiations with public sector staff.

Nurse’s unions say the government is still refusing to get involved in talks over pay. The government is saying that the nurses and other medical staff should direct their demands to next year’s pay and drop their industrial action over 2022 to 2023.


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