Saturday, April 12, 2008

April 1962

Nurses from Hillingdon Hospital and Northwood (Mount Vernon Hospital) were represent in a march through Uxbridge on Good Friday.

The nurses who carried a banner saying "Devotion, remuneration ? - 2.5%" marched up and down the Uxbridge High Street for over one hour.

"We propose to hold these protests weekly" one of the campaigners said "we want the public to realise the true position regarding nurses pay and gain support"

"We hope that the marches will snowball and that we will get more and more marching with us as the weeks go by"

"We cannot strike we must remain anonymous because of our profession"

The march was with the sanction of the police

Photo COHSE national nurses demo 29th April 1962 Trafalgar Square