World of Irish Nursing & Midwifery May 2019


INMO members vote by 62% to Result a direct result of the hard fight by nurses and midwives for patient

patient safety and staffing in a determined, controlled and collective manner. We are extremely proud of the safe, patient-focused strike organ- ised by our strike committees. “The government has com- mitted to full implementation of these proposals. We are now seeking an immediate meeting with them to ensure this hap- pens without delay. “I want to thank our pres- ident, officers and Executive Council for their tireless work

to look at pay for those in managerial grades • Increased location and qual- ification allowances and an expansion of allowances to those working in acute sur- gical and medical areas and midwives working in mater- nity services • Extra promotional opportuni- ties for nurses and midwives, including a commitment that 2% of the nursing/midwifery workforce will be advanced practitioners

• Supports for professional development and education. INMO nurses and midwives took strike action for three separate days – January 30, February 5 and 7. Once the final proposals were agreed, voting was held in workplaces across Ireland, run- ning from the April 8 to May 1, with the ballot count taking place in INMO HQ on May 2. INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha said: “INMO members fought hard for

INMO members have voted to accept the Labour Court pro- posals offered to resolve their industrial dispute earlier this year. The ballot count returned a result of 62% in favour of the proposals, which include meas- ures such as: • A commitment to safe staff- ing levels, based on patient dependency • A new, higher salary scale for staff nurses and midwives • An independent expert group

Cottage Hospital, Drogheda

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