Insulted

Oonagh Blackman, Mirror, March 2, 2007 Furious nurses yesterday branded Gordon Brown's 1.9 per cent pay rise an "insult" as the threat of NHS industrial action loomed. The below inflation rise is the lowest public sector increase in 10 years and for thousands of low-paid workers represents a pay cut. Nurse Louise Foley, 27, of the Children's Hospital at Cardiff, summed it up, declaring: "Morale is so low it's just another blow. "It'll contribute to the numbers of nurses who leave every year. We feel undervalued, underpaid and over-worked. It's an insult." ... Insulted