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News Update - 10th October 2016
Student/New Graduate Officer, Pay & Staff Shortages, Panto Time

Dear Colleagues,

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation now wishes to fill the following post:

Student/New Graduate Officer

The post will be filled, under a fixed term contract, for one year which may be renewed for one further year. Salary Scale: Staff Nurse/Midwife Scale (as of December 2010).

A nursing/midwifery qualification is essential for this post as is recent experience of the undergraduate programmes. The post-holder must also have excellent communication, IT and organisational skills. The post, while based in our Head Office, will involve travel to third level campuses and placement sites around the country, but a driver’s licence is not essential.

The job description for this post is available from the General Secretary’s Office or from our here...

Detailed curriculum vitae, together with current certificate of registration to Liam Doran, General Secretary, INMO, Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7, not later than 12.00 noon, on Wednesday, 19th October 2016, with envelope marked “Student/New Graduate Officer Post” or email liam.doran@inmo.ie.

If you or anybody you know is interested in this please encourage them to apply.


INMO Calls For Immediate Action On Pay And Nursing/Midwifery Shortages

The Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) held a special meeting, earlier this week, at which substantial time was spent considering the Lansdowne Road Agreement and the chronic shortage of nurses and midwives in the context of the improving economic situation.

Following a detailed analysis of the current situation, including feedback from members across the country, the Executive Council reaffirmed the following:

  1. Current pay levels, following pay cuts and pension levies, are inadequate in terms of attracting/retaining Nursing/Midwifery staff.
  2. Current Nurse/Midwife staffing levels, in clinical areas, are wholly inadequate to provide safe care for the numbers of admitted patients/clients requiring services.
  3. Nurses and Midwives are working excessively long hours, some of which are unpaid, under excessive pressure and are in many cases burnt out at the end of a shift.

On Thursday the INMO held a Press Conference announcing a national campaign on these issues. Further details on the upcoming campaign, and the locations of the National Meetings and balloting will follow next week. Until then please visit www.inmo.ie for details on the press conference including webcasts from the President of the INMO Martina Harkin-Kelly and General Secretary of the INMO Liam Doran.

Panto Time 

Finally everybody it’s that time of year again folks OH NO IT ISN'T, OH YES IT IS, Panto time, and the INMO have teamed up with the Tivoli Theatre and Cheerio's Panto Aladdin starring Alan Hughes, Nadia Forde and Brian Dowling.

Tickets are available for Tuesday 13th December at 18:30pm at a special discount of 16 euro that’s 45% off when you call Tivoli box office 01 4544472 and quote “INMO”.

Please take this opportunity to enjoy the upcoming festive time of year, this event sells out quickly every year so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Kind regards

Liam Doran
INMO General Secretary
inmo@inmo.ie
www.inmo.ie

 
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