Members working in HSC services are being asked to vote on industrial action up to and including strike action.
RCN members are being urged to update their details for ballot on industrial action and strike action
RCN Council announces ballot date for members on industrial action up to and including strike action
There are 2,600 unfilled nursing posts in Northern Ireland and the real value of nurses' pay has fallen 15% over the last eight years.
Specialist nurse Emma McKinney recognised for transforming the care of young people in the criminal justice system.
The RCN in Northern Ireland today announced a series of public meetings to engage with and inform the people of Northern Ireland about the current safe staffing and nurses’ pay crisis in the Health and Social Care service.
The RCN has published a new pay campaign leaflet showing the ever-increasing differences between nurses’ pay in Northern Ireland compared with the other UK countries.
RCN accredited representatives, branch officials and staff are currently undertaking an extensive programme of engagement in HSC locations across Northern Ireland in order to explain to RCN members the implications of the imposed 2018-2019 pay award.
The search is on to find the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year 2019. This will be the 23rd year of the awards which are designed to recognise and reward excellence in the nursing profession. This year’s ceremony will be held on 6 June at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood.
Members of the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland expected a minimum 3% pay uplift for 2018-2019 for all staff employed by the HSC on Agenda for Change contracts, in order to keep pace with staff in the other countries of the UK. In partnership with the other health trade unions in Northern Ireland, this was put to the Department of Health and HSC employers in a formal proposal on 26 September 2018.
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