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Nurses halt strike action for ‘intensive talks’ with government

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Nurses halt strike action for ‘intensive talks’ with government

Nurses have agreed to pause major strike action for "intensive talks” with the government to reach a deal.

The unions have been carrying out industrial action over a bitter dispute over pay and conditions.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the government issued a joint statement on the talks.

They said the discussions would focus on “pay, terms and conditions, and productivity-enhancing reforms.”

Health Secretary Steve Barclay is due to meet RCN representatives on Wednesday.

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