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Six percent of more than 2,000 nurses and midwives have experienced workplace bullying on a daily basis - survey

Published 14/04/2015 | 08:17

There has been an increase of over 13pc in the perceived incidences of bullying since 2010.
There has been an increase of over 13pc in the perceived incidences of bullying since 2010.

Six percent of more than 2,000 nurses and midwives have experienced workplace bullying on a daily basis, a new survey has found.

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The survey of 2,100 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation found that bullying in the workplace has increased since pay cutbacks and cuts to resources.

INMO director of industrial relations Phil Ni Sheaghdha told Newstalk Breakfast that there had been an increase of over 13pc in the perceived incidences of bullying since 2010.

Ms Ni Sheaghdha  said respondents to the survey themselves believe the increased pressure at work has contributed to this increase in bullying incidences.

“All of that leads to a pressure cooker environment... The incidents of bullying have definitely increased with the cutbacks.”

“The problem is we’re not getting to the nub of it and we’re not preventing it in the first place.”

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