The TUC said patients and parents see through government’s “divide and rule tactics”.
Nurses in England will walk out on January 18 and 19 as the row with the government escalates.
Shadow health secretary says the health service is "failing patients on a daily basis".
The nursing boss has warned that strike action could continue in January unless the government gets around the table.
The Labour leader also backed Wes Streeting in his row with doctors' union the BMA.