Unions threaten strike over nurses' pay

Hélène Mulholland, Guardian Unlimited, October 24, 2006 Gordon Brown was today warned to stop interfering with nurses' pay or face a national walkout by NHS staff as they pressed the case for a "substantial" pay increase. Healthcare unions today issued a clear warning to the chancellor to stay out of the independent pay review process after evidence of Treasury meddling. Both Beverly Malone of the Royal College of Nurses and Warren Town of the Society of Radiographers said they refused to "rule out" industrial action. ... Unions