Recently graduated nurses to receive €1,000 pay boost

Posted in Governance and administration on October 14th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Nurses who graduated between 2011 and 2015 are to receive a pay boost of more than €1,000 after the Government agreed to restore incremental credit for the 36 weeks they spent on placement in hospitals as students …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 13 October]

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Religion a factor in teacher and nursing training

Posted in Governance and administration on August 22nd, 2016 by steve

Ireland“The dominance of the churches in primary education here has led to an unusual situation at Dublin City University, writes RTÉ Education Correspondent Emma O Kelly. This year sees the full incorporation into DCU of three former colleges of education – the Catholic St Patrick’s and Mater Dei …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 22 August]

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Government urged to raise salaries of student nurses

Posted in Governance and administration on April 23rd, 2014 by steve

“The Government has been urged to boost ‘yellow pack’ wages for student nurses after a minister promised better pay for teacher recruits …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly and Anne-Marie Walsh, Independent, 23 April]

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Student nurses in protest against state ‘exploitation’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 7th, 2014 by steve

“A thousand student nurses demanded to know whether their work was worth less than the minimum wage in a protest on pay …” (more)

[Joyce Fegan, Independent, 7 March]

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Student nurses in Dáil protest over pay

Posted in Governance and administration on February 7th, 2014 by steve

“New nurses are seeking an urgent meeting with Health Minister James Reilly over claims that salary cuts are forcing graduates to emigrate or take up jobs in pubs instead of in the under-staffed health service …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 7 February]

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The future for Irish nurses

Posted in Life on October 29th, 2013 by steve

“Sir, – As a newly-qualified nurse, with a first class honours degree in general nursing, I find it hard to take any satisfaction or even be proud of my hard-earned achievement due to the nursing graduate scheme that the HSE is introducing …” (more)

[Ciara Mulvaney, Irish Times, 29 October]

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INMO concerned over Haddington Road interpretation

Posted in Governance and administration on July 31st, 2013 by steve

“The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has written to the HSE expressing concern over the way it appears to be interpreting the Haddington Road Agreement with regard to the new graduate nurse programme …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 31 July]

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INMO denies leaving nurses ‘high and dry’

Posted in Governance and administration on March 4th, 2013 by steve

“Ireland’s largest nursing union has denied its early departure from the Croke Park II talks left young nurses ‘high and dry’ because it did not avail of concessions which have now been afforded to new teachers …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 4 March]

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Nurses propose package to avoid pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on February 21st, 2013 by steve

“Nurses have proposed that unions should explore the freezing of pay increments for all public service staff earning more than €35,000 as part of a package of measures to avoid cuts in existing earnings …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 21 February]

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Nursing scheme undermines role

Posted in Governance and administration on February 17th, 2013 by steve

“Madam – As a first year nursing student, I must admit that upon hearing the details of the Government’s new ‘nursing graduate scheme’, I questioned whether my career choice was wise or not …” (more)

[Independent, 17 February]

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Government to specify plans to cut nurses’ pay

Posted in Life on February 15th, 2013 by steve

“The Government is expected today to set out specific proposals to cut premium payments to nurses and other healthcare workers and introduce a longer working week as part of an extension to the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 15 February]

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INMO reaffirms ‘total opposition’ to Croke Park pay cuts

Posted in Governance and administration on February 6th, 2013 by steve

“The organisation that represents nurses and midwives has reiterated its total opposition to pay cuts under the Croke Park extension …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 6 February]

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Union says only 60 nurses applied for jobs

Posted in Governance and administration on February 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Minister for Health Dr James Reilly has said he is looking forward to reopening discussions with trade unions on a controversial nurse graduate scheme after it emerged that it has failed to attract a significant number of applicants …” (more)

[Barry Roche and Martin Wall, Irish Times, 2 February]

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‘I earn more working in Penneys’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Student Aimee Darby earns more with her part-time job at Penneys than she would as a qualified nurse caring for seriously ill patients under the HSE’s new graduate recruitment scheme …” (more)

[Breda Heffernan, Independent, 2 February]

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HSE cancels deadline, opens nurse graduate scheme on a ‘rolling basis’

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“The HSE HAS decided to accept applications for its graduate nursing scheme on a continuous rolling basis – cancelling the deadline originally set for today …” (more)

[TheJournal.ie, 1 February]

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Protest over graduate nurse recruitment scheme

Posted in Life on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Around 200 people are gathering for a protest against the HSE’s graduate nurse recruitment scheme in Dublin …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 1 February]

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‘Yellow pack’ nurse plan pressure grows

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2013 by steve

“Health Minister James Reilly has come under yet more pressure to bin his controversial nurse graduate JobBridge plan after the HSE again refused to confirm whether anyone has applied for the 1,000 posts …” (more)

[Fiachra Ó Cionnaith, Irish Examiner, 1 February]

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Uncertain future for nursing students

Posted in Life on January 31st, 2013 by steve

“Áine, a final year UCD nursing student, said ‘There’s a lot of anger. I won’t take these contracts when I graduate this year. To be paid less than the nurse standing beside you is ridiculous. It’s slave labour’ …” (more)

[College Tribune, 30 January]

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Cabinet urged to row back on nurse graduates ‘scam’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 25th, 2013 by steve

“A bid to pay 1,000 graduate nurses 20% less than normal starting salaries has been branded a ‘scam’ intended to pave the way for a race to the bottom in the public service …” (more)

[Shaun Connolly, Irish Examiner, 25 January]

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Nurses’ job scheme ‘not being extended to physiotherapists’

Posted in Governance and administration on January 24th, 2013 by steve

“Physiotherapists and occupational therapists, who believed they would soon be offered a two-year contract deal on lower pay in the health service, will not be able to avail of such a scheme in the short-term …” (more)

[Eilish O’Regan, Independent, 24 January]

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