PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland

PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION of Ireland
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Senior Staff Nurse

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Dear Members,
 
As you are aware part of the pay commission recommendation is that the eligibility for Senior Staff Nurse is reduced from 20 to 17 years.
 
This will take effect from 1st November 2019. It is imperative that members who have 17 years plus staff nurse experience apply to their Director of Nursing for Senior Staff Nurse before 1st November 2019 in order to have your application submitted prior to the implementation date.
 
Please bring this to the attention of any member who meets the criteria of 17+ years experience
 
Yours sincerely
Peter Hughes
General Secretary
 

Labour Court Proceedings - Update 08.08.19

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Dear Colleagues,

We attended a reconvene of the Labour Court today and presented supplementary submissions regarding recruitment and retention.
 
The Court is now considering these additional submission and will revert in due course

An update will be provided as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hughes

General Secretary

PNA Update on Labour Court Proceedings

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Update 31/07/19

Dear Colleagues,

We attended the Labour Court today (31/07/19) and presented our submissions.

The Court have requested some clarifications from all parties and in this regard we are reconvening next Thursday 8th August in the Labour Court.

An update will be provided as soon as we have more information.

Thank you for your continued patience and support.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Hughes

General Secretary

PHPG Circular to members re R&R members not making themselves available to work beyond their contracted hours12.07.19

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12 th July 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Following intensive discussions with senior officials from the HSE in relation to members not making themselves available to work beyond their contracted hours, the PNA have agreed to suspend their current instruction on the basis that progress has been made in respect on the following issues:

•  There has been significant progress in relation to proceeding with the recruitment of Mental Health Nursing Approved Posts ;

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Re: Recruitment & Retention - Notice to Members - 9th July 2019

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09 th July 2019

Re: Recruitment & Retention

Dear Branches

An NEC was held yesterday 08 th July 2019 in relation to our members not making themselves available to work hours above their contracted hours.

The following decisions were made at the NEC:

•  Our members will not make themselves available for hours above their contracted hours from the commencement of the day shift on Thursday July 11th. This will continue for the duration of the day shift (e.g. 8pm) on Thursday July 11th.

•  Our members will not make themselves available for hours above their contracted hours from the commencement of the day shift on Friday July 12th and will continue thereafter on a 24-hour basis.

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PNA / HSE Update

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Dear Members,

Following our Labour Court hearing last week, the court believed that the parties would benefit from further engagement. Subsequently the PNA met with the HSE, Department of Health and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform yesterday (27/02/19) in relation to the measures required regarding the Enhanced Nursing role and other issues to be resolved.

The parties are to reflect on the matters raised at yesterday’s meeting and are to reconvene tomorrow.

Further updates will issue in due course

Yours sincerely

peterhughessig

Peter Hughes
General Secretary

Arrangements for National Rally to Stand with Nurses and Midwives

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6th Feb. 2019

Dear Members,

Please see below details for Saturday’s March

For those with a Facebook account the event page is here: https://www.facebook.com/events/430039614400753/

We'll be meeting at 12:30 at the Garden of Remembrance on Parnell Square. We'll move off from there, marching down O'Connell Street and finishing at Merrion Square for a few short speeches.

The full route for the march is here: www.bit.ly/RallyRoute9Feb

Anyone with mobility issues can join either at the Custom House or at the end of the march at Merrion Square.

Anyone organising buses should arrive at Mountjoy Square to drop off members, who can then walk easily to Parnell Square for the assembly of the march. Once they have dropped people off, buses should drive immediately to Wilton Terrace. They can pick up marchers at the other end of the protest.

Please circulate widely and bring as many supporters as possible

Thank you for your cooperation

Yours sincerely

peterhughessig

Peter Hughes
General Secretary

 

UPDATE ON ESCALATION OF CAMPAIGN OF ACTION

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Dear Members,

The Officer Board met today and a decision was taken to extend the period that members will not make themselves available for additional hours e.g. Overtime.

To include:

* Long Day Shift tomorrow, Tuesday 5th February (not including night duty)

* Wednesday 6th, 24 hours from start of morning shift and including night duty

* Thursday 7th - 24 hours from start of morning shift and including night duty.


A National Rally with the INMO to Stand with Nurses and Midwives will take place Saturday 9th @ 12.30pm congregating at the Garden of Remembrance, Dublin 1. Update to follow.

Please contact you local PNA Committee or Head Office with any queries

Thank you for your co-operation

 peterhughessig

Peter Hughes
General Secretary

Letter to Members re Direction re INMO's Strike Days

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24 th January 2019

Dear Colleagues

Over the past week we have received numerous calls from our members working within the General Services and how they should be directed on the dates selected for Strike Action by the INMO i.e. January 30 th , February 05 th and February 07 th .

Firstly, it is our utmost intention that we both support and respect the INMO's Strike Action and both Unions have been communicating on a continuous basis to ensure that this is the case. As I am sure you understand we would ask that all members in General Services, affected by Strike Action, do not take any steps that may impact negatively on their nurse colleagues. With this in mind, we would request all members in the services to take all reasonable steps to not be rostered or working on the days of Strike Action. This would require seeking a change in roster so that the strike days fall on your day off or seeking annual leave for these days.

This has been discussed with the HSE at a National Level. They have assured us that any request made will be considered as a priority and granted in all genuine circumstances. We would ask that any nurse that is refused this that PNA head office is notified immediately so we can attempt to rectify the situation.

Yours sincerely

peterhughessig

General Secretary

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