PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
Tel: 045 852300 Email: info@pna.ie

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Dear PNA Members,

As you are aware the PNA recently conducted a ballot for action up to and including strike action in pursuit of our claim for an increase in measures to sufficiently address the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing.

The result of this ballot was 95% in favour of action. This decision followed the rejection by the PNA of the totally inadequate proposals made within the Public Pay Commission report in September.

Following a meeting of the PNA Officer Board today (10/01/196) the decision has been made to commence an escalating campaign of action beginning on January 31 st .

This will comprise of the following;

  • PNA members will not be available to work additional hours (i.e. overtime) on 31 st January or 1 st of February 2019;
  • PNA members will not be available to work additional hours (i.e. overtime) on 5 th , 6 th and 7 th of February 2019;
  • PNA members will strike on 12 th , 13 th and 14 th of February 2019.

An NEC has been scheduled to discuss this action.

Please be advised that this NEC has been scheduled as follows;

Date: 18 th January 2019
Time: 10.30 a.m.
Venue: Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Yours sincerely

Peter Hughes

General Secretary