In Britain, nurses prepare for unprecedented strike over pay

By Natalie Thomas and Alistair Smout GOSPORT, England/LONDON (Reuters) - Chukwudubem Ifeajuna, a nurse in the south of England, loves his job, but next month will walk out for two days as part of British nurses' biggest ever strike action, which he says is necessary for staff and patient welfare alike. The industrial action on Dec. 15 and Dec. 20 is unprecedented in the British nursing union's 106-year history, and comes as the state-run National Health Service (NHS) braces for one of its toughest winters ever. Ifeajuna has seen members of his team leave to work in supermarkets, where there is...