NHS staff are quitting to stack shelves in supermarkets instead of caring for patients because they are so demoralised by years of getting pay rises of only 1% or nothing, hospital bosses have warned.
If, even at full employment, they can attract labour from other areas of the economy…..
Worth noting that stacking shelves is going to produce an income of perhaps £15,000 a year full time. Nurses get £31,000 a year on average. So it’s not going to be the Angles making that choice.
So, the solution would seem to be wage compression in the NHS then. The higher paid can stand still while the lower paid get a rise to keep them?