The INMO’s elected Executive Council has today (Wednesday) recommended that member vote to accept new proposals for safe staffing and pay changes, subject to the successful negotiation of a new contract.
The proposals involve the negotiation of a new contract and clarifications to be made, which will take place over the coming three weeks.
To ensure that members have the full proposals before voting, the Executive have decided to ballot members between the 11th and 25th of March.
The union will also organise regional and workplace-based information sessions over the coming weeks.
INMO General Secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said:
“These proposals make important strides for safe staffing, pay parity, and achieving respect for our professions. They are not the end-point, however, and show the way for all grades in nursing and midwifery to get to fair pay levels.
“The Executive and INMO management are recommending that members vote to accept the proposals, subject to the new contract, which will be negotiated over the coming weeks.
“There have been many untrue rumours and much inaccurate speculation online about this deal. We took the time to present the deal to hundreds of members today and were glad to note a positive reception.
“We would encourage all INMO members to inform themselves of the facts from our website and attend information sessions over the coming weeks.”