Ireland - Pay dispute leads 35.000 nurses into strike - January 31, 2019

Some 35.000 nurses that are members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) went on a 24-hour strike on 30 January in a dispute concerning pay and staffing shortages. The union demands a 12% pay increase. This was the second massive strike in the history of the INMO. The Government responded that giving special pay rises to nurses would undermine the public service agreement. Further strikes are expected as the industrial action, so far, has not forced a breakthrough. The next day of strike action is planned for next Tuesday, February 5, with further strikes planned for February 7, 12, 13 and 14.

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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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