INMO Members Hold Further Protests

Nurses and midwives, members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), SIPTU and the PNA, are to hold further lunchtime protests. The action is being taken today (2 March) in a number of locations.

It is in response to a proposed 50% increase in the annual retention fee being sought by the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI).

The NMBI are understood to have sought to impose the increased fee since 1 January, without any prior consultation, following a 12% increase in the fee imposed in 2014.

The protests are being held during lunchtime and will not affect any services, the INMO has said. The locations where nurses and midwives are holding protests include Cork, Drogheda, Dublin and Sligo.

The board of the NMBI are due to meet tomorrow (3 March) to consider a proposal to amend the fee.


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