Pay rise? It's too little for too much

Nurses in Wales have won round one of the battle to get a full 2.5 per
cent pay increase. But they say morale still remains at an all-time
low. Liz Perkins, Swansea Evening Post, August 9, 2007 Swansea nurse
Kiera Jones should be celebrating. The 29-year-old, from Craigcefnparc,
is among thousands of nursing staff from across Wales to have won a
one-off 2.5 per cent pay rise. Her colleagues on the other side of the
Severn Bridge are still waiting for the Government to stump up the cash
for their staggered increase. But instead of cracking open the
champagne, she says the below inflation rise has done little to boost
morale. It still remains at an all-time low. ... Pay