I refer to previous updates with regard to our nationwide consultation, with members, in relation to the critical issues of:
As you may have seen our Executive Council, at its meeting on Tuesday, 8th November 2016, considered, in great detail, the feedback from this consultation, workplace meetings and the many email correspondence, from individual members, received in recent days.
As a result the Executive Council unanimously decided the following:
1. Staffing/Recruitment/Retention Crisis
The Organisation will now commence a nationwide ballot, of all members in the public health service, seeking a mandate, for industrial action up to and including strike action, in order to secure:
In this regard you are asked to note the following:
All members, in the public health service, are urged to make every effort to attend the local information meetings and cast their ballot.
2. Pay Restoration
In addition, and as a second strand to this campaign, the Executive Council also decided that the INMO will, in conjunction with our public service union colleagues, seek, and participate in, early discussions, with government, for the purposes of delivering an acceleration in the restoration of pay, and other conditions of employment, which were cut in recent years.
In that regard the following should be noted:
- the INMO will actively participate in these discussions when they commence.
Members have spoken and they have clearly indicated they can no longer endure the current working environment, will not accept having their professional judgement disrespected or ignored by management and want early restoration of their pay.
It is now essential that the INMO membership, in the public health service, give the Organisation a clear, and unambiguous, mandate. This will allow us pursue the two objectives of special recruitment and retention measures, to address the current crisis, and to seek acceleration, in conjunction with other public service unions, the restoration of pay which was cut in recent years.
All members are therefore asked to make every effort to attend information meetings, and cast their ballot, in their workplaces, on the dates and times that will be made known to you once local arrangements have been finalised.
Further updates, with regard to this national campaign, will issue on an ongoing basis through our website and our social media platforms.
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Overview of Proposals
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Calls for immediate action