Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hunt To Axe Bursaries for Student Nurses

Under the Tories a newly qualified nurse will have £50,000 of debt.

As they axe bursaries and introduce University fees.

This while the NHS is critically short of nurses.

UNISON has long argued that Project 2000 ran the risk of student nurses being treated like other students.

We have always demanded minimum wage (now Living wage) for hours on the ward and "honorary contracts" with local NHS hospital Trusts.