Regional Information Meeting - Labour Court Recommendation Explained
Q & A Session
All members are encouraged to attend
More information will follow in the coming days.
Tomorrow the Executive Council will meet to discuss the Labour Court Recommendation along with Strike Committe Representatives.
We will keep all members informed in the coming days by email and social media.
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Nurses of Inishowen Branch on the Picket Line
Nurses at Coombe Hospital on the Picket Line
Nurses at Manorhamilton Hospital on the Picket Line
Nurses at Sligo University Hospital on the Picket Line
Nurses at Holles Street Maternity Hospital on the Picket Line
Nurses at Mallow General Hospital on the Picket Line
Nurses picket at South Infirmary Victoria Hospital, Cork
Friday, 19th May 2017
Further to my first update, in relation to the forthcoming negotiations on a possible new public service pay agreement, I now wish to advise you of the following matters:
1. As you may have seen the government, through the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Mr. Pascal Donohoe TD, has formally invited all parties to commence discussions, on a possible new public service pay agreement, beginning next Monday, 22nd May 2017.
2. The ICTU (including the INMO) met with the senior officials, of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), on last Wednesday, 17th May 2017, to outline a full union agenda, for the talks, which included the following:
3. The talks, as stated above, are scheduled to begin this Monday, 22nd May 2017, with a briefing from the Department of Finance on the current budgetary situation, and they are expected to run, for a minimum, of two weeks.
4. Ahead of the talks, as you may also have seen, the INMO, together with the Irish Medical Organisation (IMO) and the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), met earlier this week.
This was to review the recent report, from the Public Service Pay Commission, and to consider how, working collectively, the issues of recruitment and retention, as they affect nurses/midwives and doctors, can be satisfactorily progressed in the talks.
Following this meeting the three organisation’s issued a statement clearly indicating the collective view that initiatives required to resolve the recruitment and retention crisis must form part of any final agreement if it is to be acceptable to nurses, midwives and doctors (copy of this statement can be accessed here).
5. The INMO has also sought further discussions, with all political parties outside of government. This is to ensure they fully understand the extent of the recruitment/retention crisis, and how, in the context of our recent conference and the emergency motion passed at it, the INMO is seeking to have this matter progressed as part of the forthcoming discussions.
In summary discussions which, inevitably, will be very difficult, are about to commence in relation to a possible new public service pay agreement. The INMO will be present, at all times, during the process guided by the direction given, at the recent annual conference, to seek progress on both pay restoration and our parity claim to address the recruitment/retention crisis.
Finally if, and when, proposals emerge, from this process, they will, as always, be the subject of a national ballot of all members.
We will issue regular updates, during the entire process, so please watch out for these updates on our website, your email and social media platforms.
Thank you for your attention to this update.
Q & A Session, Venues, Times here
Stand with nurses and midwives
Re Strike on 30th January 2019
Members working in ID Services
Strike Committees & INMO Reps Notice
Update for Strike Committees
Re Industrial Action & Strike
1st Strike date 30th January
95% of nurses and midwives vote in favour of strike
Nurses and midwives to vote
6th November 2018
Nurses and Midwives vote to reject government proposals
Public Service Pay Commission Report
Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Complete Document here
IMO, INMO & PNA met today to consider Public Sector Pay Commission Report
Unions Representing Doctors, Nurses And Midwives To Meet