Today’s Labour Court hearing has ended 25th March 2019. This was a formal hearing over the government’s draft contract for nurses and midwives.
The INMO have repeatedly rejected the government's draft, as we believe their proposals would not be acceptable to our members and would not help resolve this dispute.
In particular, we took the fight to the Court over issues on rostering/work hours and last-minute changes to workplace locations.
Phil Ní Sheaghdha told the Court that the contract proposals were “totally counterproductive and would represent a step back for recruitment and retention in our professions.
“The rigidities in the contract on work hours and location are particularly difficult for those with families and for carers – which is a particular problem in a majority female profession.”
We will update members once the Labour Court makes its recommendation.
The 22 nurses and midwives who form the INMO’s Executive Council are on standby to meet on Friday, and strike committee representatives are set to meet on Monday 1st April.
Phil Ni Sheaghdha,
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