Nurses Slow Clap Outside London Hospital Amid Row Over 1% Pay Rise

NHS staff took part in a slow-clap protest on Thursday, March 11, amid a row over the UK government’s offer of a 1 percent pay rise this year.

Thousands nationwide joined the demonstration at 8 pm.

The Unite Union previously called the government’s pay offer “insulting” and “unacceptable” to staff who they said were “exhausted after a year of tireless caring for patients during the pandemic”.

Video by @NurseSayNO, a group of NHS workers campaigning for better pay, shows five nurses slow clapping outside the A&E department at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Credit: @NurseSayNO via Storyful