Mental Health Commission publishes 2012 Annual Report
- Failure to fill approved posts causing some slippage in standards
Please click here to view....
Publications / Links -
Mental Health Commission
Click here to view...
Publications / Links -
DOH & C
Please find link to the ‘Haddington road' Agreement.http://per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/Haddington-Rd-Agreement.pdf
also please find the link to the proposed ‘Financial Emergency Measures in the Public Interest Bill 2013 here:http://per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/FEMPI-Bill-2013.pdf
and explanatory document here:http://per.gov.ie/wp-content/uploads/FEMPI-Bill-2013-Explanatory-Memo.pdf
Delegates to the National Executive Committee meeting on the 29 th May should study all documents in preparation for the meeting.
PNA Information -
CALL FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED UNTIL 30th APRIL 2013
HORATIO: European Psychiatric Nursing Congress 2013 with the theme “Stepped care provided by psychiatric nurses in different parts of the world”, 31 October-2 November 2013
GOVERNMENT AND UNIONS UNITE TO DELIVER FURTHER CATASTROPHIC BLOW TO FRONTLINE STAFF
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS FOR SYNOPSIS DOCUMENTS FROM SEAMUS MURPH, DEPUTY GENERAL SECRETARY, PNA
Croke Park 2 Cover Memo
Croke Park 2 Synopsis
The boycott on applying for nursing posts @ 80% salary or €22,000 has been hugely successful. Only a handful have applied for the 1000 posts. Now the HSE has taken the unprecedented step of removing the deadline for applications and now have a "rolling deadline". This is a clear indication that the boycott is working.
This "initiative" was extended to Mental Health and ID Graduates of 2010,2011 and 2012 last Friday 22 02 2013. It is imperative that the boycott is maintained at this stage. Please continue to support the boycott and force the Minister and HSE to employ the 1000 nurses who are badly needed in our services but at the proper rate of starting pay @ €27843
Our colleagues in general nursing have maintained an almost clean sheet in respect of not applying for those yellow pack posts, this campaign must continue. You are reminded of the critical importance of contacting your local TD’s and public representatives at their Clinics this weekend.
Ballot papers and explanatory leaflet have been distributed to PNA Branches this week.
Please contact your local PNA rep re same
Click on this link for explanatory document in relation to the Haddington Road Agreement.
The full Haddington Road Agreement can be accessed by clicking this link
Some of the main points for your attention:
An application for an ICB must be made through the HSE Internet at www.hse.ie or HSE intranet no later than 31 st May 2013.
Employees will be advised if their application has been approved or otherwise on or before 18 th June 2013.
Employees who have satisfactorily completed two years continuous service on the date of commencement of the ICB are eligible to apply.
The HSE -
HSE Circulars & Information
Following a meeting of its National Executive Committee, Psychiatric Nurses Association today (Monday 11 th March) announced that its members will embark on a number of protest actions in response to the proposed cuts in the Croke Park II agreement.
The PNA has decided on the following measures to take effect from Tuesday 19 th March. Members will:
• Not use their personal mobile phones for work purposes.
• Not use their own cars for routine travel associated with their work.
• Adhere strictly to their rosters i.e. they will not agree to swap days to facilitate covering shortages arising from the Government moratorium etc.
Press and Media Information
Please click on the following link for full text of LRC Proposals re Croke Park 2
Colleagues you will be aware of the PNA/INMO campaign to boycott the above process and indeed last Saturday's rally in Croke Park as part of a consciousness raising exercise.
The focus of the campaign now moves to a concentrated and targeted approach in lobbing TD's around the country outlining the nursing profession's abhorrence and outright opposition to the HSE graduate programme.
It is the shared view of the PNA/INMO that recruiting graduates @ 80% of the agreed pay rate i.e. € 22,000 is nothing other than an attempt to introduce cheap labour in breach of agreed salaries.
Like Our New Facebook PageThe old one will be closing soon!
Copyright © Psychiatric Nurses Association of Ireland - Site by NetStretch.com