Rob Delaney joins nurses’ strike on GOSH picket line

Rob Delaney joined striking nurses on the picket line at Great Ormond Street Hospital. (Twitter/Rob Delaney)

Deadpool 2 actor Rob Delaney joined the nurses’ strike on Thursday, visiting strikers on the picket line at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

The 45-year-old comedian, who has lived in the UK with his wife for many years, shared a video of him on Twitter outside the hospital with workers.

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This month’s strikes are the first mass strikes in the Royal College of Nursing’s 106-year history, with NHS staff voting to strike after years of pay rises below inflation and unfavorable working conditions.

Delaney wrote: “Great day for a nurses strike outside Great Ormond St Hospital. So grateful for their unparalleled care and skill.

Rob Delaney posted a message on Twitter from the Great Ormond Street picket line.  (Twitter/Rob Delaney)

Rob Delaney posted a message on Twitter from the Great Ormond Street picket line. (Twitter/Rob Delaney)

“Now let’s get them the fucking pay raise they deserve and the nation can *easily* afford. Austerity is a choice, so change your mind or go to the trash!”

This is not the first time Delaney – a longtime Labor supporter – has shown solidarity with striking workers this year.

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In July he was pictured alongside RMT boss Mick Lynch on a picket line at King’s Cross station as part of ongoing industrial action in the rail industry.

Delaney has spoken frequently about his left-wing political views, offering public support to figures such as Jeremy Corbyn in the UK and Bernie Sanders in the US.

Rob Delaney backed Jeremy Corbyn during his tenure as Labor leader.  (PA/Getty)

Rob Delaney backed Jeremy Corbyn during his tenure as Labor leader. (PA/Getty)

Delaney is best known in the UK for his work alongside Sharon Horgan in the sitcom Catastrophe, in which he plays an American who moves to Britain after a woman he met there becomes pregnant.

It ran for four seasons, ending in 2019, and earned Delaney an Emmy Award nomination for his writing work.

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Most recently, Delaney played one of the villains in the Home Alone franchise reboot for Disney+, titled Home Sweet Home Alone.

Next year, he is set to make an appearance alongside Tom Cruise in the spectacular action movie Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.

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