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Latest Updates
Update: Public Service Talks
27th November 2023
Update: Recruitment Freeze
10th November 2023
Update: 30.06.2023
Campaign for new Health and Social Care section of HSA
Update: 06.01.2023
Emergency EC Meeting - ED Crisis
Update: 11.11.2022
Building Momentum, Affordable Housing for Nurses and Midwives and Raise the Roof...
Update 07.10.22
Ballot, National Safety Health & Welfare Representative, Events
Update 05.10.22
Pay adjustments for management grades
Update 16.9.22
Public Service Pay Proposals
Update 2.9.22
Member update Public Service Pay
Update: 31st August 2022
Public Sector Talks
Update 27th July 2022
Public Sector Pay Talks Update
Update 22nd July 2022
Covid 19 as a biological agent in the workplace
Update 8th July 2022
Restoration of the 37.5 Hour Working Week; Sectoral Bargaining - Nurse Managers ...
Update: 17th June 2022
Public Sector Pay Talks
Update: 27th May 2022
Pandemic Bonus, Restoration of Haddington Road Hours, Secondary Trauma Survey
Update - 13th May 2022
ADC, New Executive Council, Restoration of Pre-Haddington Road Hours
Update 20th April 2022
Pandemic Payment
Update 20th January 2022
Recognition of Nurses and Midwives response COVID 19 Pandemic

Update on Recognition of Nurses and Midwives response COVID 19 Pandemic

Dear Member, 

As you are aware the INMO has been pursuing a claim with the HSE and the Department of Health since November 2020, regarding recognising the nursing and midwifery response to the COVID 19 pandemic. This has resulted in the INMO bringing the matter to the WRC on two occasions and ultimately presenting our case to the Labour Court in September 2021.  The Labour Court recommended that engagement should take place in relation to resolving this matter and further engagement took place in the Labour Employment Economic Forum (LEEF) this is a national forum attended by Government ministers and employer representatives and the trade unions are represented by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

You will have seen in media reports, the Government made an announcement yesterday that a €1,000 tax-free recognition bonus will be paid to healthcare workers. The INMO position is that all nurses and midwives involved in the response to the COVID 19 pandemic should be recognised by their employer, whether that be public or private sector. 

The Government made their public announcement yesterday and are still establishing the exact parameters of the payment they announced. We have requested an urgent meeting so that we can hear the parameters, and once we know those, we will be able to address your questions in relation to the payment.

In respect of any employment not embraced by the government announcement, it is our expectation, again, that all employers, including private hospitals and GP practices, should recognise the nurses and midwives working in their services who worked during the Covid-19 pandemic. As soon as we know the exact parameters of the Government announcement we will, as necessary, lodge separate claims with employers not covered by the announcement.

We broadly welcomed the Government’s announcement, as the right thing to do as has been the INMO claim which we have been pursuing since November 2020.  We also welcome that the claim, pursued by the INMO is now being conceded, however, it is now necessary to clarify the announcement made by the government that we are doing.  It is important to be clear that the INMO position is that all employers should recognise the contribution of nurses and midwives in response the pandemic, whether that is the public sector or private sector.

We also welcomed the provision of an additional bank holiday which will benefit members on the 18th March this year and on St Brigid’s day from 2023 onwards.

A further update will issue once the government has responded to the matters raised by the INMO and other health sector trade unions.

Is mise,

Phil Ní Sheaghdha

INMO General Secretary

Older Updates
Update - 8th April 2022
Pandemic Recognition Payment, Executive, Sectoral Bargaining Council Update,
Update - 25th March 2022
Pandemic Payment, Hospital Over Crowding
Update 16th March 2022
Pandemic Payment, Sectoral Bargaining, Building Momentum
Update 11th February 2022
Unveiling of Stardust and COVID memorials, Pandemic Recognition Payment
Update 20th January 2022
Recognition of Nurses and Midwives response COVID 19 Pandemic
Update 5th January 2022
Derogation & Antigen Test


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FAQ Pay Proposals 2022

Building Momentum PSA

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Rep Training 2022

Upcoming dates Rep Training

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National Inpatient Experience Survey

HIQA analysis echoes INMO conerns

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Pandemic Payment

HSE Circular, FAQ

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HSE Covid Guidance

Healthcare Workers Updates HSE

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Lets Talk

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