Even before Covid 19, Thousands of student nurses and midwives worked without pay on the front-line of our understaffed, over-stretched health services. Now in the midst of a pandemic, we are relying on them more than ever to hold our health services together. They are not slaves, they are working for all of us and they must be paid and treated with the respect they deserve. End the exploitation. Pay our student nurses and midwives or all the applause for our front-line heroes means nothing.