History of nursing protests

10th February, 2019
Nurses in Dublin march to the GPO in their first ever national strike in 1999RollingNews

The current nursing strike is only the second in Ireland’s history.

The first major threat of strike action from nurses came in April 1997. It was avoided with just 14 hours to spare. The Labour Court came up with a new package, accepted by the nurses, worth £87 million (€110 million).

The package included a rise of £3,000 (€3,809) a year for senior staff nurses, as well as a Commission on Nursing to look at...

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