NUS-USI President Robert Murtagh has expressed his support for UNISON healthcare workers taking industrial action over pay and staffing levels.
He said: “I want to express my solidarity with UNISON on the industrial action that they are taking. I fully support this strike action, and I hope that the department understands that workers are taking this action because they want the best level of care for patients.
“Healthcare workers have been working under increasingly difficult conditions for years now. They deserve pay parity with the rest of the UK and they deserve to work on wards which are staffed to safe levels.”