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Nurses out in force in demonstration over pay

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HUNDREDS of nurses, midwives and their supporters marched through the town centre on Saturday to demonstrate that they want a fair and equitable pay deal.

It was an unprecedented public display by such a large group of them to signal they were no longer prepared to take a back seat when it came to pay, and were feeling demoralised and undervalued.

Setting off from Howard Davis Park in bitterly cold weather at 2 pm, they held their banners high, blew whistles and horns, and chanted slogans.

See today's JEP for full report and pictures

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