Ireland -Healthcare under pressure -January 25, 2013

The Irish Medical Organisation has warned the Government that unless it agrees to talks on recently introduced pay cuts of 30% for new hospital consultants it will have to seek redress “through alternative avenues”. Meanwhile, Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) said staffing levels were at critical and unsafe levels in hospitals due to repeated cuts. The ability of nurses to provide safe care to patients will be further hit this year with the net loss of another 2,500 posts. One politician claimed that graduate nurses asked to accept 20% less than the normal starting salary would be better off emigrating.

English: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0102 ...  

http://www.independent.ie/national-news/loss-of-2500-nursing-jobs-unsafe-for-patients ...

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2013/0125/1224329253332.html  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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