Nurses begin voting over pensions offer

by - 30th January 2012, 7.30 BST

Nurses are today receiving ballot papers asking them whether or not they should accept the government’s “final” pensions offer.

All RCN members, apart from those already retired, will receive voting papers. The RCN’s governing council will hold a special meeting on February 28th to discuss the results.

RCN chief executive and general secretary Dr Peter Carter said: “We would encourage all members to study their voting papers, make their choice and influence what happens next. This will enable Council to gauge the true feeling and mood of the membership so it is vital that as many members as possible take part in this critical process.”