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PNA AMBULANCE BRANCH TO MOVE TO 24 HOUR STRIKES IN MAJOR ESCALATION OF CONTINUING CAMPAIGN FOR RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE

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Thursday, 18th April - Ambulance personnel members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) meeting in Mullingar today agreed to escalate theirindustrial action with a rolling series of 24 hour strikes in pursuit of their right to join and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice. Dates for the series of 24- hour national ambulance strikes will be confirmed at the PNA Annual Delegate Conference on May 2nd. PNA ambulance personnel will also mount a second protest at Dail Eireann on May 15th.

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PNA SAYS CLOSURE OF ROSALIE UNIT, CASTLEREA, A BREACH OF POLITICAL PROMISES AND IS AGAINST THE INTERESTS OF SERVICE USERS AND FAMILIES

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The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) today (Friday 12th April) strongly condemned the decision of the HSE to close the Rosalie Community Psychiatric Unit in Castlerea, Co Roscommon.  The PNA said the closure, which the HSE has claimed is in line with the recommendations of the Anderson Report, is a clear breach of repeated political commitments to keep the unit open and is against the wishes of service users and their families/carers.

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PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO STRIKE FOR SIXTH DAY TOMORROW AND EGM TO CONSIDER FURTHER INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE

 

Tuesday 9 th April - Ambulance personnel members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) will mount their sixth day of strike nationally tomorrow, Wednesday 10 th April, in their continuing campaign for their right to join, and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice. The strike action will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Meanwhile, in its ongoing campaign the PNA National Ambulance Branch will hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of its members on Thursday, April 18 th in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath to consider further escalation of  industrial action.

Over 500 PNA ambulance branch members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) are determined in their campaign for the fundamental right to join and be represented by the union of their choice. The members totally reject the continued effort by the HSE to force them to be members of unions they do not want to join.

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Nurses and Midwives invited to enter new Storytelling Competition

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‘The Patient is Paramount'

Competition will celebrate International Nurses Day and International Day of the Midwife 2019

Nurses and Midwives are invited to enter a new Storytelling Competition designed to capture real human experiences in our hospitals and in the community. The competition is being launched to celebrate the forthcoming International Day of the Nurse (May 12th) and International Day of the Midwife (May 5th).

Entries are now being accepted for this great new competition. The closing date is 5pm on Thursday, April 18 th 2019 next. Your stories should be no longer than 1,000 words maximum.

The competition, created to demonstrate the caring role of the nurse and midwife in practice, is being organised by the HSE's HR Division. The theme of the competition is “The Patient is Paramount”.

The winners will be announced at a special evening award ceremony in Dublin on Saturday, May 11 next when prizes will be presented.

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PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD FIFTH DAY OF STRIKE TOMORROW IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE

 

Monday 1 st April - Ambulance personnel members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) will hold a fifth day of strike nationally tomorrow, Tuesday 2 nd April, in their continuing campaign for their right to join, and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice. The strike action will run from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Tomorrow's strike by  500 PNA ambulance branch members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) is a further stage in the determined campaign by PNA ambulance personnel members that has already involved four days of strike action on January 22 nd , February 15 th , 28 th and March 1 st .

Peter Hughes, PNA General Secretary said ambulance personnel members brought their protest to the Dail last week, and with their strike action tomorrow they are sending a clear message to the HSE that they are not prepared to have the fundamental right to join and be represented by the union of their choice denied to them.

‘Tomorrow's strike (and the further strike day on April 10 th ) is  avoidable if the HSE will stop its unprecedented opposition to allowing 500 ambulance personnel to be represented by PNA  - a trade union with  over 40 years' experience in representing workers within the health and social care services It is time for the HSE to respond to three separate WRC invitations to attend talks to resolve this dispute through industrial relations procedures and not through confrontation or legal threats.'

‘Since it was established in 2010 hundreds of frontline ambulance personnel have made their decision to join PNA  ambulance branch which now represents more members by far than at least one of the two unions recognised by the HSE for frontline paramedics. It is inexplicable that the HSE is continuing to attempt to ignore and frustrate the wishes of these frontline staff to be members of the PNA'.

Media Contact: Derek Cunningham 086-2430535

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  1. PNA AMBULANCE MEMBERS TO HOLD PROTEST AT DAIL TOMORROW AND ANNOUNCE TWO FURTHER STRIKE DAYS IN DEMAND OF RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY THE TRADE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE.
  2. PNA AMBULANCE BRANCH CAMPAIGN CONTINUES WITH DAIL PROTEST ON WEDNESDAY 27th. MARCH
  3. UPDATE 15/02/19 STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
  4. STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION (PNA)
  5. 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
  6. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES VOTE IN FAVOUR OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO INACTION ON RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN NURSING
  7.  STATEMENT FROM PSYCHIATRIC NURSES ASSOCIATION
  8. PNA AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO HOLD ONE DAY STRIKE IN ONGOING INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON  RIGHT TO JOIN THE UNION OF THEIR CHOICE
  9. PNA SAYS ONGOING IMPACT OF AMBULANCE PERSONNEL OVERTIME BAN IS PUTTING AMBULANCE SERVICES UNDER STRAIN AND WARNS OF ESCALATION OF INDUSTRIAL ACTION
  10. PNA TO BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION ON ISSUE OF NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  11. PNA WARNS OF ONGOING DISRUPTION TO AMBULANCE SERVICES AS OVERTIME BAN CONTINUES INTO SECOND WEEK AND CALLS ON MINISTER HARRIS TO INTERVENE
  12. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL TO COMMENCE OVERTIME BAN FROM TOMORROW (Weds.)  IN DEMAND OF THE RIGHT TO BE REPRESENTED BY PNA UNION
  13. AMBULANCE PERSONNEL PROTEST IN DUBLIN AS INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE ON RIGHT TO REPRESENTATION BY PNA UNION TO ESCALATE
  14. 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
  15. 5TH HORATIO FESTIVAL OF PSYCHIATRIC NURSING - May 9-12, 2019
  16. PNA National Executive meet in Portlaoise
  17. PNA SAYS UP TO 700 NURSING POSTS NOW VACANT ACROSS MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES WHILE PAY COMMISSION FAILS TO ADDRESS NURSE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION ISSUE
  18. PNA Meeting with Minister for Mental Health, Mr Jim Daly
  19. PNA WELCOMES APPOINTMENT OF NEW ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONER POSTS AS IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION TO ADDRESSING ONGOING CRISIS IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  20. ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND NOT ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE KEY TO MEETING SOARING DEMANDS FOR CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  21. PNA WELCOMES HSE DECISION TO REVERSE PLANS TO REDUCE NUMBER OF BEDS IN NEW ACUTE UNIT AT UCHG
  22. 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
  23. PNA SAYS APPOINTMENT OF ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS AND OPENING OF DAY HOSPITALS ARE KEY TO ADDRESSING GROWING WAITING LISTS FOR ADMISSION TO CAMHS SERVICES
  24. LATEST INCREASE IN CAMHS WAITING LIST EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTING AND DEMAND ROLE FOR ADVANCED NURSE PRACTITIONERS IN PROVIDING INITIAL ASSESSMENT FOR SERVICES
  25. Prescribing Survey - School of Nursing and Midwifery
  26. ADC 2018 Photos and Videos now on site
  27. General Secretary Address to PNA 47th Annual Delegate Conference
  28. PNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE TOLD PAY COMMISSION MUST DELIVER SIGNIFICANT PAY MEASURES TO ADDRESS NURSING RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  29. 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
  30. Meeting Re Red Alert Weather Days
  31. UPDATE to PNA Objects to Use of Staff's Annual Leave During Current Red Alert Weather Conditions
  32. PNA Objects to Use of Staff's Annual Leave During Current Red Alert Weather Conditions
  33. INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY PSYCHIATRIC NURSES COMMENCES IN WATERFORD, AND ESCALATES IN KILKENNY, IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES
  34. INDUSTRIAL ACTION BY PSYCHIATRIC NURSES COMMENCES IN WATERFORD, AND ESCALATES IN KILKENNY, IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES
  35. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES IN WATERFORD REGION BALLOT TO COMMENCE INDUSTRIAL ACTION IN RESPONSE TO OVERCROWDING AND STAFF SHORTAGES
  36. Oireachtas-Committee on the Future of Healthcare Slaintecare Report 300517
  37. OPENING ADDRESS TO THE JOINT OIREACHTAS COMMITTEE ON THE FUTURE OF MENTAL HEALTH CARE
  38. Bursaries for Horatio European Psychiatric Nursing Congress - May 2018
  39. PSYCHIATRIC NURSES PROTEST IN WATERFORD AND KILKENNY OVER LACK OF SERVICES, UNDERSTAFFING AND OVERCROWDING
  40. LATEST HIQA ARAS ATTRACTA REPORT CONFIRMS EXTENT OF HSE FAILURE TO IMPLEMENT VITAL MANAGEMENT REFORMS
  41. PNA SAYS SEANAD REPORT HIGHLIGHTS AGAIN THE SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES IN CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION TO IMPLEMENT REPORT'S RECOMMENDATIONS
  42. UNACCEPTABLE FOR TWO ADULT ADMISSIONS TO SPEND THE NIGHT ON CHAIRS AT WATERFORD PSYCHIATRIC UNIT - PNA
  43. PNA DEMANDS HSE ACTION IN FOLLOW UP TO DAMNING REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  44. Liam Hamill _ Elected to NMBI Board
  45. PNA DESCRIBES LONG AWAITED REVIEW OF ROSCOMMON MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AS SHOCKING AND QUESTIONS ROLE OF MANAGEMENT IN IMPLEMENTATION OF REPORT RECOMMENDATIONS
  46. PNA DEMANDS NURSING POSTS ARE FILLED URGENTLY TO ADDRESS SAFETY CONCERNS FOR STAFF AND PATIENTS AT KILKENNY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
  47. PNA SAYS ATTEMPT BY MINISTER OF STATE JIM DALY TO BLAME UNIONS FOR LACK OF PROGRESS IN HEALTH REFORM AT ODDS WITH REALITY
  48. HSE FIGURES REVEAL UNACCEPTABLE SLOW PACE OF RECRUITMENT TO MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE STRUGGLING TO MEET GROWING DEMAND ACROSS ALL SERVICES
  49. Opening Address by Mr Peter Hughes, General Secretary of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children and Youth Affairs
  50. Horatio represented at ICN Barcelona 2017

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