Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574988
Title:
Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 2004.
Authors:
Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)
Citation:
Irish Nurses Organisation. 2005. Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 2004. Dublin: Irish Nurses Organisation.
Publisher:
Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/574988
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
One of the significant IR issues through the year was the Organisation's rejection of phase two of Sustaining Progress. However, as it was accepted by ICTU, to which we are affiliated as an Organisation, we decided, following consultation with members and activists, to accept the majority will of ICTU. This whole area is under constant review. In particular our legitimate demands for a 35·hour week, the removal of the pay anomaly which resulted in registered nurses being paid significantly less than less qualified healthcare workers, and our substantive claim for parity with other degree level health professionals remain alive, active and our major priority. In the past year we finally saw engagement, with health service management, on the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD). This directive, which will significantly change the attendance patterns of NCHDs, has the potential to radically alter the working practices of clinical nurses and midwives. In 2004 we only began this process but I know this issue, which involves examination of the extended role, scope of practice and the role of the healthcare assistant, will be a second priority issue in 2005. Madeline Spiers
Keywords:
HEALTH CARE; NURSES; MIDWIFE; EMPLOYMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Nurses Organisation (INO)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T11:07:01Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T11:07:01Zen
dc.date.issued2005en
dc.identifier.citationIrish Nurses Organisation. 2005. Irish Nurses Organisation annual report 2004. Dublin: Irish Nurses Organisation.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/574988en
dc.descriptionOne of the significant IR issues through the year was the Organisation's rejection of phase two of Sustaining Progress. However, as it was accepted by ICTU, to which we are affiliated as an Organisation, we decided, following consultation with members and activists, to accept the majority will of ICTU. This whole area is under constant review. In particular our legitimate demands for a 35·hour week, the removal of the pay anomaly which resulted in registered nurses being paid significantly less than less qualified healthcare workers, and our substantive claim for parity with other degree level health professionals remain alive, active and our major priority. In the past year we finally saw engagement, with health service management, on the implementation of the European Working Time Directive (EWTD). This directive, which will significantly change the attendance patterns of NCHDs, has the potential to radically alter the working practices of clinical nurses and midwives. In 2004 we only began this process but I know this issue, which involves examination of the extended role, scope of practice and the role of the healthcare assistant, will be a second priority issue in 2005. Madeline Spiersen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Nurses Organisation (INO)en
dc.subjectHEALTH CAREen
dc.subjectNURSESen
dc.subjectMIDWIFEen
dc.subjectEMPLOYMENTen
dc.titleIrish Nurses Organisation annual report 2004.en
dc.typeReporten
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