United Kingdom - Midwives Northern Ireland vote in favour of industrial action - November 30, 2018

Midwives in Northern Ireland have been consulted by their union on whether they are prepared to take industrial action, including strike action. The union decided to do so because pay for midwives in Northern Ireland has fallen behind the rest of the UK. For example, a midwife in Northern Ireland at the top of pay band 6 will earn over 2000 pounds less than colleagues at the same level in England. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Board said an overwhelming majority of almost 95% of its midwife and maternity support worker members (MSWs) in Northern Ireland voted in favour of industrial action.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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