The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation announced an escalation in their strike earlier this week in response to what they described as “the Government’s refusal to meaningfully engage with the union”.
Members of the organisation will take to the picket line once again today (Thursday) as the number of services on strike increases from 82 to 240. The organisation also announced further strike days on the 19th and 21st of February in addition to the already-announced strikes on the 7th, 12th, 13th and 14th. This Saturday (9th) will also see the INMO stage a national rally in Dublin in a bid to “secure safe staffing levels in the health service, through increases in pay to make the professions more attractive”.
Staff members at Roscommon University Hospital and Portiuncula as well as Brothers of Charity services around the county will take part in today’s strike.