TITLE

A right to strike?

AUTHOR(S)
Jennings, K.; Western, G.
PUB. DATE
July 1997
SOURCE
Nursing Ethics;Jul97, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p277
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During 1995, there was a major shift in the United Kingdom in the debate of whether it is right for nurses to strike. The Royal College of Nursing, the former advocate of a nonindustrial action policy, moved towards the UNISON position that industrial action is ethical in some circumstances, as well as the necessary thing to do. The authors, both nurses and UNISON officials, look at the reasons for this change and why UNISON’s historical position sees industrial action as an effective weapon in defending services, as well as wages and jobs. It can be right to strike.
ACCESSION #
7392869

 

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