Update to Members re:
- Sectoral Bargaining 3.28% increase for promotional posts.
- Public Sector Pay Talks
- Restoration of 37.5 Hour Week
Update to Members re:
Please find below media link in relation to the HSE being fined €10,000 and costs of €13,000 due to four Health & Safety breaches which resulted in a serious assault of three nurses.
30th March 2022
Please be advised the Minister for Health Minister Donnelly has published the Report of the Expert Review Body on Nursing and Midwifery 2022.
The review chaired by Dr Moling Ryan commenced its work in July 2020, set in the context of the settlement of the 2019 Nursing Dispute and future health reforms.
The PNA have been in a process of engagement with regard to the recognition of nurses for their response to the Covid 19 pandemic since 2020.
This process included advocating the position with the HSE, which led to conciliation under the auspices of the WRC in September 2021 and engagement with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform (DPER) in October. It was then to be considered by the Minister with a view to resolving the matter.
Please see below for your information regarding Storm Barra
These proposals would deliver an extension of the framework of public service agreements, including the most recent agreement the Public Service Stability Agreement (2018 - 2020) which is due to expire on December 31st
As you are aware all nurses and midwives practising in Ireland are required to have their name on the Register of Nurses and Midwives which is maintained by NMBI and each year it is necessary to pay the annual renewal to maintain their registration.
A meeting was held today with the HSE in relation to an update on payroll for this week and next week.
Personnel from payrolls using the SAP system, I.e, North West, Midlands, Mid West, East and South East travelled to Dublin to manually input data in relation to pay. Non SAP areas ie South, West and North manually inputted on location.
Following engagement with the HSE yesterday, the following information has been issued. Payroll should not be effected this week but issues may persist into next weeks payroll.
Please see update below from the employer regarding pay implications as a result of the current cyber attack.
“We want to assure staff that a payroll will proceed this week, and this is a key priority.
While issues may arise, we are continuing to work on contingency measures in the event they are necessary.
As you are aware from my previous correspondences on this issue, we meet with the HSE on a weekly basis regarding the Covid Vaccination program and discuss issues regarding its rollout. It would be an understatement to say that the process has had a rough start but we have been assured that improvements are imminent.
Unfortunately, although we did report last week that it was hoped that all frontline staff would be completed by the end of February, it would now appear that completion of all frontline staff will not happen until the first week of March. This is due to the numbers of available vaccines.