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Monday 18 December 2017

Nurses latest to withdraw goodwill

Eilish O'Regan

Eilish O'Regan

PSYCHIATRIC nurses have begun protest action in response to proposals in the Croke Park II agreement.

They are no longer using their personal mobile phones for work purposes and they are also refusing to use their cars for routine travel associated with their job.

The nurses will also confine themselves to rosters and not agree to swap days to accommodate staff shortages.

Denis Meehan, industrial relations officer with the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA), insists the actions will not affect patients and is essentially a "withdrawal of goodwill", similar to action taken by gardai.

Paramedics in the ambulance service are also engaged in similar action.

They are also refusing non-rostered duty at public events and will only use the ambulance control sat navigation system. They are also refusing to use personal laptops to facilitate training.

Irish Independent

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