Wales nurses pledged full pay rise by Lib Dems

News Wales, April 25, 2007 Welsh Liberal Democrats today expressed concern that nurses in Wales aren't getting a fair deal on pay. The Independent Pay Review Body has recommended a 2.5% pay award for nurses in full from April 2007 but Governments in Westminster and Cardiff have opted to impose a staged pay award. Last week's Royal College of Nursing Annual Congress threatened strike action for the first time in its history over the proposed staged increases, which will mean a real-terms pay rise of just 1.9%. In Scotland, where Liberal Democrats are part of the Government, nurses will receive the fully recommended pay rise for nurses of 2.5% on 1st April. ... Wales