On International Nurses Day we thank nurses for their priceless contribution to society

by Helen O’Connor

Morning Star | May 12, 2020

PRIOR to becoming a trade union officer, I was a nurse working on the front lines of the NHS for 28 years.

Many in my cohort in 1990 were migrant women, mostly Irish, just like me.

In those days the registered general nurse (RGN) was a three-year apprenticeship where you earned your stripes through hard work on a variety of in-patient wards.Read More »