• Login

Updates for Members

image not found

Below see all of the latest updates for INMO members.

If you haven't signed up for these updates, please send your email address to inmo@inmo.ie 

 
Referendums to take place on March 8th
Update: 09.02.2024

 

A chara,

You may be aware that the Government is holding two referendums on March 8th, International Women’s Day. Watch INMO Video here 

The first Referendum concerns the concept of Family in the Constitution and proposes to expand the recognised definition of family to reflect the myriad types of relationships, homes and households that make up our rich and diverse society.

The second Referendum proposes to delete an existing part of the Constitution and insert new text providing recognition for care provided by family members to each other.

Both of these referendums are informed by recommendations made by the Irish Citizen’s Assembly on gender equality in 2020 and are aimed at inclusive definitions that reflect the realities of modern Irish life and are fit for purpose in modern society.

Your Executive Council met in a special session on Tuesday evening to discuss whether the INMO would take a position on these referendums, and the Executive took advice from civil society groups and carefully considered the proposed amendments, as well as the potential impact on our members and our society. Your Executive Council is now asking members to support a Yes Yes vote in both referendums. 

Bunreacht na hÉireann (the Irish Constitution) currently has outdated language regarding women’s place in society and what a family should look like. By voting Yes in both referendums we can have a Constitution that recognises the care that women have traditionally provided in our homes while also recognising that care, as an integral part of family life, is undertaken by both women and men.

By making these amendments, your Executive Council believes we can obtain a constitutional basis for the equality of all members within a family and to all families across society.  

As a union representing a predominantly female profession, the INMO has a responsibility to advocate for gender equality at work and in society. As nurses and midwives whose work and professions are viewed in large as a caring profession and by some as a “vocation”, voting yes in both of these referendums will help to ensure that the status of caring is elevated and firmly established in this important document.

The INMO Ex Council believes that attitudes to women in Ireland as currently enshrined in our Constitution, have contributed to systemic obstacles within nursing and midwifery that have held our professions back. Steps such as this which advance the position of women in Ireland are vital to ensuring economic and professional equality for our members.

We must view this as an important step in providing for appropriate recognition for women who work in caring professions and do so out of economic necessity, not as a vocational duty.  

We will be issuing further information on why nurses and midwives should vote Yes - Yes over the coming weeks on our social media channels. Please keep an eye out.

 

Is mise,

Phil Ní Sheaghdha

INMO General Secretary

 

 

 

 
Latest Updates
Proposals on Public Service Pay
Update 22nd March 2024
Update: Long Covid
12th April 2024
Long Covid Paid Leave
Update 16th Feb 2024
Public Service Pay Agreement 2024-2026
Update 26th January 2024
Update: Public Sector Talks
11th January 2024
Update: Public Service Talks
27th November 2023
Update: Recruitment Freeze
10th November 2023
Update: 30.06.2023
Campaign for new Health and Social Care section of HSA
Update: 06.01.2023
Emergency EC Meeting - ED Crisis
Update: 11.11.2022
Building Momentum, Affordable Housing for Nurses and Midwives and Raise the Roof...
Update 07.10.22
Ballot, National Safety Health & Welfare Representative, Events
Update 05.10.22
Pay adjustments for management grades
Update 16.9.22
Public Service Pay Proposals
Update 2.9.22
Member update Public Service Pay
Update: 31st August 2022
Public Sector Talks
Update 27th July 2022
Public Sector Pay Talks Update
Update 22nd July 2022
Covid 19 as a biological agent in the workplace
Update 8th July 2022
Restoration of the 37.5 Hour Working Week; Sectoral Bargaining - Nurse Managers ...
Update: 17th June 2022
Public Sector Pay Talks
Update: 27th May 2022
Pandemic Bonus, Restoration of Haddington Road Hours, Secondary Trauma Survey
Update - 13th May 2022
ADC, New Executive Council, Restoration of Pre-Haddington Road Hours
Update 20th April 2022
Pandemic Payment
 
Older Updates
Update - 8th April 2022
Pandemic Recognition Payment, Executive, Sectoral Bargaining Council Update,
Update - 25th March 2022
Pandemic Payment, Hospital Over Crowding
Update 16th March 2022
Pandemic Payment, Sectoral Bargaining, Building Momentum
Update 11th February 2022
Unveiling of Stardust and COVID memorials, Pandemic Recognition Payment
Update 20th January 2022
Recognition of Nurses and Midwives response COVID 19 Pandemic
Update 5th January 2022
Derogation & Antigen Test

News

image not found

Rep Training 2024

Upcoming dates Rep Training

image not found

National Inpatient Experience Survey

HIQA analysis echoes INMO conerns

image not found

Lets Talk

mental health collective for INMO members

image not found

24hr Counselling Line

For INMO Members 1850 670407 or 01 8818047​

Site Map
Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:+353 1 664 0600 E:inmo@inmo.ie