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Nurses take to Twitter in 'digital demo' for pay cap protest

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Nurses are tweeting to lobby the government to scrap its 1% cap on annual pay rises holding pay below inflation

Nurses are engaged in a digital campaign to lobby the government to scrap its cap on annual pay rises.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) has continued its ‘summer of protest’ by urging its members to send tweets to their MP and share photos or videos explaining why they want the cap to be lifted. The aim is to get the hashtag #scrapthecap trending on the website.

On 6 September, the RCN will host a drop-in session at Parliament for MPs to speak to nurses about the issue – which has held nurses’ pay below inflation for seven years running.

At the same time, the biggest protest of the summer will take place in Parliament Square with hundreds of nurses expected to attend. Guest speakers will include TV presenter Tony Robinson and comedian Rob Delaney.

The RCN has announced free transport to London for its members to attend.