This evening the Senedd voted in favour of a motion calling on the Welsh Government to meet with the Royal College of Nursing Wales to avoid strike action this winter.
Commenting on the news, Welsh Conservative Shadow Health Minister, Russell George MS, said:
“This winter nurses across Wales will be going on strike and yet the Labour Health Minister hasn’t met with them to discuss their concerns on fair pay and safe staffing.
“It really shouldn’t have taken the Senedd to vote in this way to formally encourage the Health Minister to do what she should be doing in the first place.
“Sadly, this vote isn’t binding but I hope the Labour Government hear our calls and finally pick up the phone to RCN Wales.”