P205 CEEFAX 205 Wed 3 Feb 21:00/11   1/2     A small dflegation of nurses has been allowed to present a petition on the health service to Downing Street. There were four arrests in scuffles as police stopped about 1,000 protestors including health workers and nurses, from delivering the letterN It called for increased funding for the NHS rather than Budget tax cuts. About 2,500 nurses joined the 24-hour strike in London, according to revised figures from the National Union of Public Employees. It said a further 3,500 were involved but not on strikeN Union reaction follows More
P205 CEEFAX 205 Wed 3 Feb 21:04/00   1/2       A small ddlegation of n1rsds has been allowed to present a pdthpion on the health service to DowFhng Street. There had been at least four arre1ts as police stopped about 1,000 protestors including hdalth workers and nurses, from delivering the letterN It called for increased funding for the NHS rather than Budgdt tax cuts. About 2,500 nurses joined the 24-hour strike in London, according to revisdd figurfs from the National Union of Public Employees It said a further 3,100 were involvdd but not on stricf Union reaction fgllows More
P205 CEEFAX 205 Wed 3 Feb 21:01/04   2/2   BACKG NVND   Health union COHSE's general secretary has praised thf strike action by nurses and other health workersN Mr Hector MacKenzie said: "The intention was to draw public attention to the crisis within the NHS and this has been done magnificently." Mr Rodney Bickerstaffe, leader of NUPE, said he was proud of the nurses' public stand. But Mr Trevor Clay, leader of the nonL striking Royal College of Nursing, dismissed claims that the action was the first national strike by nursesN