Some 30,000 nurses in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) face layoffs over the Conservative government’s immigrant laws which threaten a staffing crisis.
British media reports say non-EU staff on less than £35,000 after six years in the country are to be kicked out in line with the law.
The NHS, which is already reeling from pressures imposed over government cuts, faces further turmoil if the foreign nurses are slashed.
The Royal College of Nursing says, “This will cause NHS chaos.”
This is while Jose Bell, NHS Campaigner & Chair Socialist Health Association, in London has criticized the law, saying many nurses and even British ones do earn such salary.
“The average earning in this country is in the early 20 thousand mark.”
Bell added that the UK already has understaffed hospitals over the government cuts to training. Meantime, the general secretary of the Royal College of Nursing, Peter Carter said, “The immigration rules will cause chaos for the NHS and other care services…at a time when demand is increasing, the UK is perversely making it harder to employ staff from overseas…It can’t be morally or ethically right but will also have a huge impact on the ability of the health service to carry on in the way it has.”