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.
Watch Video update here
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
Today talks began with a presentation from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform in relation to the public pay bill. In reality, this covered much of the ground referred to last week concerning the financial cost of payroll, available resources in the mind of the government, the impact of financial emergency legislation and the public service pension context. In responding the unions collectively emphasised the necessity to unwind the emergency legislation, to address pensions in an equitable fashion, and overall to return to our members with an agreement which will be acceptable. There will be much discussion on pay and pensions in the coming days, and this was a frustrating effort to dampen expectations as the negotiations progress.
This morning also saw the first engagement on recruitment and retention issues. A very strong submission was made by INMO negotiators addressing the disproportionate fall in nursing and midwifery numbers, the haemorrhage of our graduates and the outpouring of experienced members of the professions which all points to the now chronic and dangerous inability to recruit and retain. We also emphasised that this is all occurring against the backdrop of heroic efforts by those who have remained to not only maintain services but also increase levels of services provisions in all areas, a position which cannot and will not be sustained. Notably, we made it abundantly clear that pay and conditions must be at the centre of the process to resolve these problems.
Negotiations are progressing at a slow pace and frustration with management is palpable and growing, with much remaining to be achieved if an agreement worthy of consideration is to emerge. We will update you again tomorrow evening.
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