Student nurses should be paid 'living wage' while on placement, says union

Published: 15 Apr 2015 By NICOLA MERRIFIELD

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Calls for student nurses to be paid the living wage for the work they do on placements have been made by union members at Unison’s annual healthcare conference.

Trainee nurses and all other healthcare students should be paid this money to stop them from being treated as “free labour” while completing required practical work at trusts, said union members yesterday at the conference in Liverpool.

Read the full article on the Nursing times website

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