Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute

first_img Short URL 33 Comments Thursday 2 May 2019, 4:19 PM Image: RollingNews.ie Commitment to safe staffing levels, based on patient dependencyA new, higher salary scale for staff nurses and midwivesAn independent expert group to look at pay for those in managerial gradesIncreased and expanded allowancesExtra promotional opportunitiesSupports for professional development and educationCommenting on the ballot result, INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said:“INMO nurses and midwives fought hard for patient safety and staffing in a determined, controlled and collective manner. We are extremely proud of the safe, patient-focused strike organised by our strike committees. The government have committed to full implementation of these proposals. We now seek an immediate meeting with them to ensure this happens without delay.Ní Sheaghada also thanked the public and anyone who had supported and helped to resolve the dispute.  Nurses and midwives vote to accept deal to end industrial dispute Members of the INMO voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals. 13,785 Views May 2nd 2019, 4:19 PM center_img https://jrnl.ie/4617128 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article Share42 Tweet Email By Cormac Fitzgerald Image: RollingNews.ie IRELAND’S NURSES AND midwives have voted to accept proposals offered by the government aimed at resolving their industrial dispute earlier this year.Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) voted 62% in favour of accepting the proposals.This means an end to any potential further strike action. Nurses and midwives took to the picket lines for three days of strike action in January and February of this year in the dispute over pay and conditions. Nurses had argued that ongoing issues have led to a recruitment and retention crisis in the sector. The action had a disruptive effect on hospitals and clinics, putting a lot of pressure on the government to address nurses’ concerns. The INMO said that the proposals offered include such measures as:last_img

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