NEWSFLASH NO. 9
Tuesday, 18th November 2014
CAMPAIGN OF OPPOSITION TO NMBI FEE INCREASE
OVER 2,000 NURSES/MIDWIVES ATTEND PROTEST
CAMPAIGN WILL CONTINUE
This is just a brief update, following today's protest outside NMBI offices, which was the latest step in our campaign of opposition to their attempt to increase the retention fee by 50%.
Over 2,000 nurses and midwives, from all over the country, attended the protest today. For over an hour they collectively indicated their outright opposition to any increase in the retention fee above €100. At the protest a letter, detailing our opposition, was handed to the NMBI President.
We want to thank everyone who attended and those who sent messages of support.
The board of NMBI are meeting again, tomorrow (Wednesday), at which the fee increase is to be discussed in response to the on-going campaign;
In the interim we, once again, reaffirm our advice, to all members, to cancel their direct debits, to NMBI, immediately if they have not already done so;
All members are also asked to await further advice, from our three unions, as to when to pay the €100 retention fee;
A further update will issue, in the coming days, detailing all developments in this issue. Keep monitoring your unions website.