INMO launches public petition
Press Release: 21.1.19
The INMO has today (Monday) launched a public petition at StandWithUs.ie, calling on the government to raise nurses and midwives’ pay to ensure safe staffing levels in the Irish health service. https://sign.standwithus.ie/sign
The union announced strike action last week and has since been inundated with calls, tweets, comments, memes and emails expressing support and solidarity.
Many messages have spoken personally of specific acts of kindness and dedication shown by nurses and midwives.
INMO President and Sligo-based nurse, Martina Harkin-Kelly said:
“We have been inundated with kind messages of support. Many have come from nurses in other countries, fellow trade unionists, and colleagues throughout the health service.
“But nurses and midwives have been especially touched by the kind words of current and former patients. Our working lives are dedicated to our patients, so it is deeply humbling and rewarding to know that patients have our backs when we need their support.
“The government may not be listening, but it’s heartening to know that the public are.
“It’s a challenging time for nursing and midwifery. I would encourage anyone who wants to stand with us to sign our petition at StandWithUs.ie.”