Thursday 15th December 2016
As you may have seen INMO members, following the recent ballot, have voted to support a campaign of action, if necessary, to secure special initiatives to improve staffing/recruitment/retention across the service. (Click here for press release).
The ballot result showed 90% members in favour, with 62% turnout.
The Executive Council met in special session, last evening, and, arising from the mandate now obtained, agreed the following next steps:
1. The Organisation will now propose roundtable discussions, independently chaired if necessary, with the Department of Health/HSE to:
2. To instruct all branches/local nurse/midwife representatives, in conjunction with their IROs, to begin the process, starting in early January, of establishing campaign committees in all workplaces/areas across the country.
Members are reminded that the action, mandated in this ballot, provides for:
The Executive Council has also decided that it will meet, on Tuesday, 17th January 2017, to review progress, in any discussions with government and health employers, and to agree, if necessary, a timetable for the commencement of this campaign of action.
Please note 21 days notice is required, under health service protocols, when serving notice of industrial action.
In summary members have now given a very strong mandate for, and backing to, the campaign as proposed by the Executive Council.
The next step, at local level, is, in the first week of the New Year, the establishment, in conjunction with your IRO, of workplace campaign committees in preparation for the next step of the campaign.
In tandem with this we will, at national level, seek the roundtable discussions, as now proposed by the Executive Council, to agree the many special measures required to address this crisis.
We will, of course, keep all members advised, on an ongoing basis, of all developments in the coming days and weeks.
Thank you for your attention to this note and please watch out for further updates on an ongoing basis.
Notwithstanding all of its serious content, may I close this update by wishing you, and yours, a Happy Christmas. For those members who are working I want to thank you, for being on the frontline during this period, and I hope that it is not too busy and you still find some time to spend with your family and friends.
Attn all INMO Members. National Campaign Update
INMO to commence ballot for Industrial Action
Presentation is available to members here if you use your INMO website login and password.
Calls for immediate action