From the Guardian today:
The RCN said it had confirmed the dates after the UK government turned down its offer of formal, detailed negotiations as an alternative to industrial action.
“Ministers have had more than two weeks since we confirmed that our members felt such injustice that they would strike for the first time,” said the RCN general secretary, Pat Cullen. “My offer of formal negotiations was declined and, instead, ministers have chosen strike action.
Wes Streeting, the shadow health secretary, said: “Why on earth is the health secretary refusing to negotiate with nurses? Patients already can’t get treated on time, strike action is the last thing they need, yet the government is letting this happen. Patients will never forgive the Conservatives for this negligence.”https://www.theguardian.com/society/2022/nov/25/nurses-across-uk-to-strike-for-first-time-on-15-and-20-december
The Scottish Shadowy Health Secretary Sandesh Gulhane (0.1FTE) has said…eh…can nurses strike up here?