Nursing Interns to Stay on Pandemic Pay Rates Through September, says INMO

Posted in Teaching on July 17th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Irish Nursing and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have announced that final year nursing interns will not receive a pay cut this September. In a statement made on Twitter on July 9th, INMO said: ‘… the Department of Health and HSE have agreed to continue to pay interns at the current HCA rate until the end of their internship’ …” (more)

[Isobel Dunne, College Tribune, 17 July]

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Fourth-year nursing students to be paid more

Posted in Governance and administration on April 7th, 2020 by steve

“Fourth-year nursing students who are currently working as interns in hospitals are set to be paid more, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has confirmed. In an update to its student members the INMO said that the Department of Health and the Health Service Executive had clarified that fourth-year interns, who were earning less than Healthcare Assistants (HCAs), will now be paid on the HCA salary scale …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 7 April]

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Kelly: Student nurses must be paid for work during Covid-19 pandemic

Posted in Governance and administration on March 24th, 2020 by steve

“Student nurses working in hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic must be paid for their work, the Labour Party Health spokesman has urged. As previously reported by the Irish Examiner, the head of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has called for student nurses and midwives on unpaid placements during the Covid-19 pandemic to be treated as paid employees …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 24 March]

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Call for student nurses to be paid for placements during crisis

Posted in Governance and administration on March 23rd, 2020 by steve

“Student nurses and midwives completing unpaid placements during the Covid-19 pandemic should be taken on as paid employees during the crisis, the head of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has urged …” (more)

[Jess Casey, Irish Examiner, 23 March]

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Government to consider sanctions for striking teachers

Posted in Governance and administration on January 20th, 2020 by steve

Ireland“The Department of Public Expenditure has said it will consider ‘in due course’ whether thousands of teachers who are scheduled to go on strike next month will face financial penalties. About 19,000 members of the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) are to stage a one-day stoppage on February 4th, which is likely to lead to the closure of hundreds of second-level schools …” (more)

[Martin Wall and Carl O’Brien, Irish Times, 20 January]

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Don’t Do Striking Workers’ Jobs, Nurses Union Tells Placement Students

Posted in Governance and administration on June 26th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Trinity’s student nurses have been told to stand in solidarity with the 10,000 hospital staff participating in tomorrow’s 24-hour strike by refusing to do the support jobs of the striking workers …” (more)

[Cormac Watson and Donal MacNamee, University Times, 25 June]

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70% of new nurses may emigrate

Posted in Life on May 3rd, 2018 by steve

“The crisis of nurse recruitment and retention plaguing the health service shows no sign of abating with seven in 10 of the current crop of fourth-year student nurses considering emigrating following graduation. In addition, the majority of the class of 2018 – 57% – have already been approached by overseas recruitment companies, according to a survey by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) …” (more)

[Catherine Shanahan, Irish Examiner, 3 May]

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Public servants ‘attacked’ during crisis entitled to restored pay – INMO

Posted in Governance and administration on May 30th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“Public servants ‘attacked’ during the economic crisis are entitled to early pay restoration, the head of the nursing union has said. Liam Doran general secretary of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, said comments from Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe on pay restoration are ‘very disappointing’ …” (more)

[Vivienne Clarke, Irish Times, 30 May]

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Attitude Towards Student Nurses and Midwives Must be Radically Altered

Posted in Governance and administration on October 26th, 2015 by steve

Ireland“The recent threat of strike organised by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has been successful in stalling the decision of the HSE, but their demands must be met …” (more)

[University Times, 25 October]

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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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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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More backing for pay cut plans

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

“The Government’s one billion euro public-sector pay-cut plan has further support after gardai and nurses gave it their backing …” (more)

[Independent, 21 June]

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Union warns those who reject pay deal may face isolation

Posted in Governance and administration on June 8th, 2013 by steve

“The largest nursing union in the country has warned other unions that it will be ‘difficult’ for them to collectively reject the terms of the Haddington Road agreement and said those that do reject the deal face ‘isolation’ …” (more)

[Stephen Rogers, Irish Examiner, 8 June]

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Boost for Howlin as nurses’ union urges Yes to pay deal

Posted in Governance and administration on May 29th, 2013 by steve

“The country’s largest nursing union has given a significant boost to the prospects of a new public sector pay deal by recommending a Yes vote to its members …” (more)

[Michael Brennan, Independent, 29 May]

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CPSU rejects pay deal; INMO recommends acceptance

Posted in Governance and administration on May 28th, 2013 by steve

“The body representing lower paid civil servants is to recommend its members reject the last public sector pay deal. The Executive Committee of the CPSU said the Haddington Road agreement amounts to no more than a ‘tweaking’ of the Croke Park two deal which its members rejected by 87% …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 28 May]

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Nurses vote for strike action

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2013 by steve

“Nurses have voted for industrial action up to and including a strike at a union conference today with one delegate comparing the Government to the Taliban …” (more)

[Greg Harkin and Caroline Crawford, Independent, 9 May]

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INMO to ballot on possible industrial action

Posted in Governance and administration on May 9th, 2013 by steve

“Delegates to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation’s annual conference will debate an emergency motion proposing that an alternative to Croke Park II be explored, but allowing a ballot on possible industrial action …” (more)

[RTÉ News, 9 May]

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Labour Relations Commission may seek more time to resolve Croke Park row

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

“The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) is expected to seek more time from the Government in its attempt to determine whether an agreed resolution can be found to proposals to reduce the public service pay and pensions bill by €1 billion …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 4 May]

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Unions say Government must acknowledge Croke Park proposals dead

Posted in Governance and administration on April 19th, 2013 by steve

“Any re-engagement by the Government with unions in relation to public service pay must be on the basis that the Croke Park II proposals which were rejected earlier this week are dead, two public service trade unions have said …” (more)

[Martin Wall, Irish Times, 19 April]

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INMO and INTO reject ‘deeply flawed’ Croke Park II

Posted in Governance and administration on April 16th, 2013 by steve

“The Irish National Teachers’ Organisation and the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have rejected the possible extension to the Croke Park agreement …” (more)

[BreakingNews.ie, 16 April]

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