Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) annual report, 2000

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575106
Title:
Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) annual report, 2000
Authors:
Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)
Citation:
Irish Nurses Organisation. 2001. Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) annual report, 2000. Dublin: Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)
Publisher:
Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)
Issue Date:
2001
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/575106
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
It gives me great pleasure, as President of the Irish Nurses Organisation, to present this Annual Report for the year 2000. The year under review saw the Organisation engage in a range of activities covering industrial relations. education and professional devel· opment which when added together with our growing involvement in the international world of nursing. resulted. once again, in an extremely busy and productive year. The industrial relations agenda, from a national perspective. focused primarily on the continued implementation of the proposals, recommended by the Labour Court, as part of the settlement of our nationwide dispute, and on the negotiations and ballot for the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF). We voted for the PPF because it promised significant increases in real income, through pay rises and tax reform in a stable economic environment with low inflation. However, when inflation started to rise towards the latter quarter of the year, the INO, through its affiliation to ICTU, called for a review of the PPF in order to restore the value of the pay elements of the programme. By December, the review, together with certain measures contained in the government's Budget, helped to restore the value of the PPF. A full summary of the key elements of the PPF appears later in this report. The benchmarking process, which has just commenced, will make comparisons between jobs, pay and conditions in the public and private sectors. It presents the Organisation with a number of opportunities and challenges and I hope that when the recommendations of the benchmarking body are published, in June 2002, that nursing and midwifery grades will have benefited from a rational comparison of their job roles and, thereby, have their contribution and commitment recognised in terms of just pay awards and conditions. The issue of nurse and midwifery shortages grew in importance during the year resulting in the Organisation submitting a twelve-point plan to the Minister for Health and Children aimed at alleviating the acute shortages throughout the service. By the end of the year, the Organisation had achieved a comprehensive agreement with the HSEA on the introduction of new family friendly policies, with effect from February 2001, including permanent part-time working hours. In addition fees for nurses and midwives undertaking back to nursing/midwifery courses are to be abolished early in 2001. We will continue to campaign for the implementation of the remaining initiatives detailed in our twelve-point plan. Clare Spillane, President.
Keywords:
NURSES; MIDWIFE; TAXATION
Local subject classification:
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorIrish Nurses Organisation (INO)en
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-18T14:19:28Zen
dc.date.available2015-08-18T14:19:28Zen
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationIrish Nurses Organisation. 2001. Irish Nurses Organisation (INO) annual report, 2000. Dublin: Irish Nurses Organisation (INO)en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/575106en
dc.descriptionIt gives me great pleasure, as President of the Irish Nurses Organisation, to present this Annual Report for the year 2000. The year under review saw the Organisation engage in a range of activities covering industrial relations. education and professional devel· opment which when added together with our growing involvement in the international world of nursing. resulted. once again, in an extremely busy and productive year. The industrial relations agenda, from a national perspective. focused primarily on the continued implementation of the proposals, recommended by the Labour Court, as part of the settlement of our nationwide dispute, and on the negotiations and ballot for the new national agreement, the Programme for Prosperity and Fairness (PPF). We voted for the PPF because it promised significant increases in real income, through pay rises and tax reform in a stable economic environment with low inflation. However, when inflation started to rise towards the latter quarter of the year, the INO, through its affiliation to ICTU, called for a review of the PPF in order to restore the value of the pay elements of the programme. By December, the review, together with certain measures contained in the government's Budget, helped to restore the value of the PPF. A full summary of the key elements of the PPF appears later in this report. The benchmarking process, which has just commenced, will make comparisons between jobs, pay and conditions in the public and private sectors. It presents the Organisation with a number of opportunities and challenges and I hope that when the recommendations of the benchmarking body are published, in June 2002, that nursing and midwifery grades will have benefited from a rational comparison of their job roles and, thereby, have their contribution and commitment recognised in terms of just pay awards and conditions. The issue of nurse and midwifery shortages grew in importance during the year resulting in the Organisation submitting a twelve-point plan to the Minister for Health and Children aimed at alleviating the acute shortages throughout the service. By the end of the year, the Organisation had achieved a comprehensive agreement with the HSEA on the introduction of new family friendly policies, with effect from February 2001, including permanent part-time working hours. In addition fees for nurses and midwives undertaking back to nursing/midwifery courses are to be abolished early in 2001. We will continue to campaign for the implementation of the remaining initiatives detailed in our twelve-point plan. Clare Spillane, President.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Nurses Organisation (INO)en
dc.subjectNURSESen
dc.subjectMIDWIFEen
dc.subjectTAXATIONen
dc.subject.otherINDUSTRIAL RELATIONSen
dc.titleIrish Nurses Organisation (INO) annual report, 2000en
dc.typeReporten
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