• Login
Contract negotiations
Members Update 11.03.19

 

Dear Member, 

I am writing to update you on negotiations with the government on the new salary scale and contract.  For context, when we suspended the strike, part of the Labour Court recommendation involved a new, higher pay scale with a new contract. The Labour Court set out that we should negotiate this new contract over a three-week period.

On day one, the government proposed a draft contract which we immediately rejected, as it would considerably worsen your terms of employment. That is not acceptable to the INMO.

We engaged in negotiations throughout last week. In those talks, our focus was on removing the  unacceptable contract terms. 
While we made some progress, there were some serious issues – particularly around rostering and workplace locations – which we could not accept, so talks became deadlocked.

We have consistently said that new contracts are an opportunity to modernise our practice – not to worsen our conditions and have refused to accept contracts which would lead to poorer conditions. This dispute has always been about recruitment and retention – a bad contract will only make such problems worse.
As talks were deadlocked, we called an extraordinary meeting of your elected Executive Council to decide the next steps.

They have decided two things:

First, that the INMO will go back before the Labour Court to firmly make the case against what the government is proposing in this contract. This will allow the Court to examine the disputed clauses. The employers have also indicated that they will attend. 

Second, that balloting will be postponed for two weeks, so that members will be able to vote on the whole deal. It would not be right for members to ballot on these proposals without information on a finalised contract.

The Executive Council will meet again on March 20th.

Our constant focus is to improve conditions for you, our members and to deliver safe patient care.   We will continue to exhaust all avenues to achieve this aim. I will work to keep you informed of all developments. 

Is mise le meas,

Phil Ní Sheaghdha
General Secretary

 


10th March 2019

Talks on a new contract for nurses and midwives have finished last night (10th March 2019).  There is a very large gap between the INMO and the employers on the new contract. We do not believe that their current proposals would be acceptable to our members, nor do they fulfil the requirements of the Labour Court recommendation.  This dispute arose over recruitment and retention problems. The employer's proposed contract would only worsen such problems.  

Your elected Executive Council will have an extraordinary meeting tomorrow (Monday) at 2pm to decide the next steps.  We will update members once we have further information.

 


 

Contract negotiations with the employers have moved to the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon (8th March).

This follows intensive engagement with the employers, at which we made progress to remove the most objectionable elements from the much-publicised first draft of the employer's proposed contract. The INMO remains adamant that the parameters set by the Labour Court's recommendation cannot be exceeded.

The Executive Council will only recommend in favour of the deal if the contract negotiations produce an acceptable outcome for members.

Talks are now at a critical phase. We will update members once we have more information.  

 

 

 
Members Updates
Members Update 16.07.19
Recruitment & Retention
Notice to Members 25-06-19
Notification from SIPTU Trade Union of Industrial action in the Health Service
ADC and Implementation
Members Update 17.05.19
Contract negotiations
Members Update 29.03.19
Contract negotiations-Update
Latest update 25/3/19
Contract negotiations-Update
Members Update 20/3/2019
Contract negotiations
Members Update 11.03.19
Recruitment & Retention Campaign
Agency Nurses Update 22.01.19
Members Update 29 - 19.12.18
Recruitment & Retention
Members Update 28 - 07.12.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 27 - 23.11.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 26 - 09.11.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 25 - 06.11.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 24 - 02.11.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 23 - 19.10.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 22 - 21.09.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 21 - 07.09.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 20 - 30.08.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 19 - 09.08.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 18 - 30.07.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 17 - 15.05.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 16 - 09.03.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 15 - 07.02.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 14 - 05.01.18
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 13 - 30.11.17
Public Service Pay Commission (PSPC)
Members Update 12 - 10.11.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 11 - 13.10.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 10 - 22.09.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 9 - 15.09.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 8 - 29.08.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
General News Update 11.08.17
Proposed Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 7 - 30.06.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 6 - 14.06.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 5 - 08.06.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 4 - 02.06.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 31.05.17
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 30.05.17
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 29.05.17
Members Update 3 - 26.05.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 24.05.17
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 23.05.17
Public Service Pay Negotiations
Members Update 22.05.17
Members Update 2 - 19.05.17
Public Service Pay Agreement
Members Update 1 - 14.05.17
Public Service Pay Agreement

News Updates

image not found

Recommendation to increase Compassionate Leave

Health Sector Trade Unions welcome recommendation to increase compassionate leave

image not found

SIPTU Industrial action

Notification from SIPTU of Industrial action.

image not found

Campaign Documents

Q & A, Reasons to Vote YES and more

image not found

What's in it for my Pay

30-second calculator

image not found

Contract Explained

Guide to the Enhanced Practice Contract Explainer

image not found

Reasons to Vote Yes

10 Reasons to Vote Yes

image not found

Guidelines for Members

Re Industrial Action & Strike

image not found

FAQ Balloting

6th November 2018

image not found

PSPC Report Aug 18

Public Service Pay Commission Report

image not found

Public Service Pay and Pensions Bill 2017

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

image not found

INMO/PNA/IMO Statement

IMO, INMO & PNA met today to consider Public Sector Pay Commission Report

image not found

Public Service Pay Commission Report

Unions Representing Doctors, Nurses And Midwives To Meet

Site Map
Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (Cumann Altrai agus Ban Cabhrach na hEireann). The Whitworth Building, North Brunswick Street, Dublin 7. T:+353 1 664 0600 E:inmo@inmo.ie