Nurses must drop pay demands to ‘send clear message to Putin’, cabinet minister says ’This is a time to come together and to send a very clear message to Mr Putin that we’re not going to be divided in this way’
'Public sector strikes are a mass howl of rage against a decade of cruel cuts'
Brian Reade says nurses and fellow workers have had enough of wage erosion under this Tory government - as divide and rule is how the right-wing Establishment has always operated
Striking UK workers playing into Putin’s hands, says Zahawi
Minister says troops are on standby to replace striking ambulance workers and border staff
Strikes unfair at Christmas, Tory chairman Nadhim Zahawi says
Nadhim Zahawi says the military could be drafted in as part of plans to minimise strike disruption.
Soldiers could be drafted in to fill NHS and Border Force roles during strikes
The contingency plans revealed by the Conservative Party chairman comes as tens of thousands of nurses and ambulance workers prepare for industrial action in the build-up to the Christmas in a dispute over pay and working conditions
Armed Forces training to fill public service roles hit by strikes
The emergency staff could stand in for Border Force at airports and ports, ambulance drivers and firefighters
Tory accused of using Putin as 'justification' for nurses' real-terms pay cut
The Tory Chairman Nadhim Zahawi urged NHS staff to send a 'message' to the Russian leader as tens of thousands of nurses prepare to go on strike in ten days' time in a dispute over pay and working conditions
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