NORTH Antrim Westminster candidate Cara McShane has pledged her support to nurses.
The Sinn Fein representative said: “Tory austerity, supported by the DUP, has created the funding crisis in public services underpinning this strike action by our health care staff.
“Our health services are our most vital of public services and it relies on its greatest asset which is its staff. It is impossible to argue that its workers aren’t underpaid and undervalued.
“The safety of staff and patients alike is being compromised as a result of staff shortages. There is a huge hole in health and social care services as a result of pay issues which are affecting recruitment and retention of staff.
“Whatever the make up of the British government after this election they need to reverse its disastrous austerity cuts which have brought our health service to its knees.
“I fully support Trade Union’s right to strike, we support fair pay for Health and Social Care workers, and we support the recruitment of more staff.”
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