Unions will fight pay cuts for student nurses

Nurses’ unions plan to lodge a case with the Rights Commissioner over the legality of the government’s move to cut the wages of fourth-year nursing students.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor @susmitchellsbp
8th January, 2011

Nurses’ unions plan to lodge a case with the Rights Commissioner over the legality of the government’s move to cut the wages of fourth-year nursing students.

Liam Doran, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), said a number of students had signed contracts in November that guaranteed them salaries of €18,000 for working in hospitals during their final year.

The case will be taken under the Payment of Wages...

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