Royal College of Nursing


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Royal College of Nursing

the main professional body for nursing staff in the UK. Faced with far-reaching changes in the health service recently, the RCN has increasingly acted as a TRADE UNION, taking some limited forms of INDUSTRIAL ACTION. Nevertheless, it has maintained its policy against STRIKE action despite challenges to it from some sections of the membership. With over 325,000 members it is the UK's fifth largest union.
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