- Organisation will also seek clarification from Minister for Health following appointment of new cabinet
The Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), following initial consideration of the public service pay proposals, has decided to defer any decision, with regard to a recommendation, until Friday, 30th June 2017.
The decision to defer was taken to allow the Council to undertake the following:
• to consult with the Organisation’s key activists/campaign committee members at a special meeting on Tuesday, 27th June 2017; and
• to seek clarification, from the Minister for Health, with regard to the recruitment/retention section of the proposals, once he/she is appointed as part of the new cabinet.
The Executive Council will then meet on Friday, 30th June 2017, informed by the foregoing, to make a final decision with regard to any recommendation pertaining to the pay proposals.
Speaking following the Council’s initial consideration of the proposals INMO General Secretary, Liam Doran said:
“The initial assessment, by the Executive Council, of the proposals, is that they fall short of what is required to address the current nursing/midwifery staffing crisis in terms of improved pay and conditions.
Against that background the Council has formed the view that there is a need for further consultation/clarification, before making a final decision, regarding any recommendation.
The Organisation will ballot its members, nationwide, following the Executive Council’s special meeting on 30th June 2017.”