NHS staff strike: Midwives and nurses stage four-hour walk out 


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The Independent Online

Midwives, nurses, paramedics, ambulance staff, hospital porters and cleaners have walked out as part of the NHS’s biggest strike in 32 years.

The four hour strike, staged from 7am to 11am on 13 October, is in protest against the Government’s refusal to give workers a recommended one per cent pay rise.

Around 400,000 staff are expected to join the picket lines, with members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) taking part in the action for the first time in its 133 year history.