BURSARIES OR BUST MARCH – SATURDAY 4 JUNE – OUR SUPPORT FOR NURSES’ BURSARY CAMPAIGN
We marched with many young nurses and health professionals in training and other health campaigns in support of nurses and health professionals in training, fighting to retain student bursaries.
WE MARCHED TO OPPOSE ABOLITION OF NURSES’ TRAINING BURSARIES
Saturday 9 JanuaryWe marched with 5000 nurses, health staff, unions and health campaigners to opposed Osborne’s cut to nurses’ training bursaries. Student nurses work full time hours, unpaid, on NHS wards and other placements for half the 4500 hours of their 3 year training. They do not get student holidays. Student nurses have their tuition fees paid, but not their accommodation. Their unpaid work saves the Government more than tuition fees.