Nurse fury over £1000 a day docs

Billy Paterson, Glasgow Sunday Mail, May 20, 2007 Nurses are furious at being asked to work weekends to help £1000-a-day surgeons. They are being offered just £100 to support surgeons - who are getting three times their usual money to work - in a bid to cut hospital waiting lists. Nurses at Nine wells Hospital in Dundee are already boycotting the weekend rosters and consultants and unions are backing their battle for a fairer deal. Nursing staff across the country have been told to work Saturdays and Sundays at time-and-a-half rate - around £100 a day - while agency staff are paid more to cover days off. ... Nurse