13 May 2021

Vote over whether nurses will strike closes today

From Morning Report, 6:09 am on 13 May 2021

A ballot by nurses over whether they will strike over pay closes at midday today, with a result expected on Friday.

It comes hard on the heels of the government's stated intention last week - since softened - to freeze swathes of public sector pay, including for nurses.

The controversy surrounding that move angered many nurses and may be reflected in the outcome of the ballot.

Nurses Organisation spokesperson Glenda Alexander spoke to Corin Dann.