INMO Nurses at Killiney Grove Nursing Home secure successful Labour Court Outcome
INMO Members at Killiney Grove Nursing Home have welcomed a Labour Court Recommendation that has awarded significantly higher redundancy terms. The Home closed on 1st November 2015 when the landlord decided against extending the lease to the operator.
36 Staff were affected by the closure including 9 Nurses. The employer was prepared to pay statutory redundancy only. Following INMO intervention, the dispute was referred to the Workplace Relations Commission, and to the Labour Court. The Court recommended that Staff be paid an enhanced 2 weeks per year of service in addition to statutory redundancy. Also, any Nurse who relocates to a Home within the Group will be paid a retention bonus of E5500 net.
Philip Mc Anenly, IRO who represented the Nurses, expressed “delight with the Labour Court’s decision that supports the INMO view that the industry norm should apply. This award helps to mitigate the failure of this employer to put in place a proper pension scheme for all Nurses during their employment with the company. Many Nurses have now secured employment with other employers so the outcome is as positive as possible for our Members.”