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PNA SAYS REFUSAL OF HSE TO ATTEND WRC TALKS AHEAD OF AMBULANCE PERSONNEL STRIKE IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE TO RESOLVE DISPUTE

 

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Friday 18th January) that the refusal of the HSE to respond to invitations from the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) to talks to find a resolution to the dispute on the right of 500 PNA ambulance personnel to be members of the union is irresponsible, and a flagrant abdication of HSE's responsibility to engage in resolving this legitimate dispute.

PNA ambulance personnel members will hold a one-day national strike on next Tuesday (Jan 22 nd .) in pursuit of their demand to be members of, and represented by, the union of their choice.

PNA General Secretary, Peter Hughes said the HSE has now ignored two requests from the WRC to attend talks to find a resolution to the dispute, which commenced with phased industrial action last November.

‘For the HSE to refuse to attend WRC talks and continue to attempt to resolve this dispute through their lawyers is irresponsible in  the extreme, and goes against all standards of good industrial relations.  Highly professional and dedicated ambulance personnel find themselves forced to the brink of a national strike because of an incomprehensible stand by the HSE to try to deny them the right to be members of the union of their choice, and to force them to be members of a union that they have repeatedly shown they do not want to be members of.'

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SECOND CALL - Bursaries for Horatio

Bursaries for Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Festival Wishing to Attend

5TH HORATIO FESTIVAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

“Participatory Mental Health”

Scandic Sluseholmen,
Copenhagen Denmark May 9.th-12.th 2019

For those wishing to attend - Closing Date: Friday February 1st , 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

This year the Union will continue its sponsorship of Members to attend the European Festival organised by Horatio and the Danish Nurses Association, having done so previously for events in Faroe Islands, Lisbon, Malta, Istanbul, Stockholm, Prague etc.

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PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE IN FAVOUR OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO INACTION ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN NURSING

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Monday 17 th December 2018: Psychiatric nurses – members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association PNA – have voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in protest at the continued failure of the government to bring forward realistic proposals to address the recruitment and retention crisis in nursing. Nurses vote 95% in favour of industrial action in the ballot, which followed the rejection by the PNA of the totally inadequate proposals by the Public Pay Commission Report in September to address the recruitment and retention issue.

PNA will now reflect on the ballot outcome and present a plan for industrial action to a meeting of the PNA Board, which meets on January 10 th next.

PNA General Secretary, Peter Hughes called on the Department of Health and the HSE to engage with the PNA to resolve the recruitment and retention crisis and avert the need for industrial action.

Media Contacts: Derek Cunningham (086-2430535), Peter Hughes (087-2103514)

 STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION

 

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Thursday , 13th Dec.) that the planned one day strike by PNA ambulance personnel members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) which was to take place on Wednesday 19th December has been deferred to Tuesday 22nd January .

PNA is now seeking an urgent referral to the WRC on both the substantive issue of the continued refusal by the HSE to engage in negotiations with the PNA when representing its ambulance branch, and the refusal of the HSE to negotiate contingency plans for industrial action by ambulance personnel.

PNA AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO HOLD ONE DAY STRIKE IN ONGOING INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON  RIGHT TO JOIN THE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE

 

Thursday, 29 th Nov.: The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) said today (Thurs. 29 th Nov.) that its ambulance personnel members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians)  will hold a one day national strike on Wednesday 19 th December in pursuit of their right to be represented by the trade union of their choice.

The one-day national strike by the PNA's 500 ambulance personnel members is the third phase of industrial action which commenced on October 10 th in protest at the continued refusal by the HSE to engage in negotiations with the PNA when representing its ambulance branch, or to make payroll deductions of union subscriptions for PNA ambulance personnel members. The national strike will commence at 7 a.m. on Wednesday 19 th . December and run until 5 p.m. that day.

PNA General Secretary, Peter Hughes said the strike was a serious escalation in a dispute which is entirely of the HSE's making and which PNA have repeatedly asked the HSE to resolve.

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  3. PNA WARNS OF ONGOING DISRUPTION TO AMBULANCE SERVICES AS OVERTIME BAN CONTINUES INTO SECOND WEEK AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE
  4. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO COMMENCE OVERTIME BAN FROM TOMORROW (Weds.)  IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY PNA UNION
  5. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL PROTEST IN DUBLIN AS INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE ON RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY PNA UNION TO ESCALATE
  6. PNA NURSES REJECT PAY PROPOSALS AS INADEQUATE TO ADDRESS RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ISSUES AND CALLS FOR TALKS TO AVERT MOVE TO BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION
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  10. PNA Meeting with Minister for Mental Health, Mr Jim Daly
  11. PNA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER POSTS AS IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO ADDRESSING ONGOING CRISIS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  12. ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND NOT ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE KEY TO MEETING SOARING DEMANDS FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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  14. Opening Statement from PNA General Secretary , Peter Hughes to the Joint Committee on the Future of Mental Health Care Recruiting Clinicians for Mental Health Services -13th June 2018
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  16. LATEST INCREASE IN CAMHS WAITING LIST EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING AND DEMAND ROLE FOR ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN PROVIDING INITIAL ASSESSMENT FOR SERVICES
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  18. ADC 2018 Photos and Videos now on site
  19. General Secretary Address to PNA 47th Annual Delegate Conference
  20. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD PAY COMMISSION MUST DELIVER SIGNIFICANT PAY MEASURES TO ADDRESS NURSING RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  21. PNA SAYS COLLAPSE OF TALKS ON NEW UCHG ACUTE MENTAL HEALTH UNIT EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING AND CALLS ON HSE TO HONOUR COMMITMENTS ON BED NUMBERS IN NEW UNIT
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  24. PNA Objects to Use of Staff's Annual Leave During Current Red Alert Weather Conditions
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  27. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN WATERFORD REGION BALLOT TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES
  28. Oireachtas-Committee on the Future of Healthcare Slaintecare Report 300517
  29. OPENING ADDRESS TO THE JOINT OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE
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  34. UNACCEPTABLE FOR TWO ADULT ADMISSIONS TO SPEND THE NIGHT ON CHAIRS AT WATERFORD PSYCHIATRIC UNIT - PNA
  35. PNA DEMANDS HSE ACTION IN FOLLOW UP TO DAMNING REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
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  38. PNA DEMANDS NURSING POSTS ARE FILLED URGENTLY TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS AT KILKENNY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  39. PNA SAYS ATTEMPT BY MINISTER OF STATE JIM DALY TO BLAME UNIONS FOR LACK OF PROGRESS IN HEALTH REFORM AT ODDS WITH REALITY
  40. HSE FIGURES REVEAL UNACCEPTABLE SLOW PACE OF RECRUITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO MEET GROWING DEMAND ACROSS ALL SERVICES
  41. Opening Address by Mr Peter Hughes, General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
  42. Horatio represented at ICN Barcelona 2017
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  44. PNA CALLS ON MINISTER McENTEE TO INTERVENE TO PREVENT CLOSURE OF LINN DARA CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE BEDS
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