NURSES ON STRIKE IN MONAGHAN

31 January 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Around thirty nurses who are members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation took to the picket line outside Monaghan General Hospital yesterday in support of their pay claim and dispute over staff shortages. Despite the freezing conditions, the protest began at 8am and was due to last until 4pm.

A further five 24-hour strikes have been scheduled over the coming fortnight. The Psychiatric Nurses Association are also due to start an escalating campaign of industrial action today by implementing an overtime ban. The INMO insists that staffing challenges can only be addressed with an across the board pay rise, bringing them in line with other graduate health professionals.

The Government is equally adamant that the €300m claim is unaffordable, would…

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