Thursday, March 01, 2007

may day for nurses

This is ridiculous: according to the paper,

The government is on a collision course with public sector workers after apparently deciding that pay awards for nurses and other staff will be below the rate of inflation.

It has been reported that nurses and other health professionals will receive a rise of 1.5% in April and a further 1% in November, equivalent to an annual increase of about 2%.

Pathetic. This, on the other hand, is a nice idea - Noreena Hertz, a writer and activist, is starting a campaign to get every Premiership footballer to give up a day's wages by the end of the season and donate the money to a hardship fund for nurses. The aim is not so much to raise funds (although given the ludicrous amount some players get, they won't do badly) as to raise the profile of nurses - amongst the most undervalued, underpaid - and most important - people in our society.

Go here to read more about it.

So far eight footballers have signed up, and I'm pleased as a Spurs fan to say that Paul Robinson and Jermain Defoe are amongst them.

1 comment:

tigerduckily said...

WHERE ARE THE COLOURS OF YOUR BLOG??? DISAPPEARED???? OR EATEN BY A MASSIVE GUINEA PIG....?