Nurses out in force in demonstration over pay
Monday 25th February 2013, 5:00AM GMT.
HUNDREDS of nurses, midwives and their supporters marched through the town centre on Saturday to demonstrate that they want a fair and equitable pay deal.
It was an unprecedented public display by such a large group of them to signal they were no longer prepared to take a back seat when it came to pay, and were feeling demoralised and undervalued.
Setting off from Howard Davis Park in bitterly cold weather at 2 pm, they held their banners high, blew whistles and horns, and chanted slogans.
• See today’s JEP for full report and pictures