November 12, 2020
Sinn Féin MP delegation meet RCN on fair pay for health staff

A Sinn Féin MP delegation met this morning with the Royal College of Nursing on the campaign for fair pay and wider concerns within the health service. 

 

Following the meeting, Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew said: 

 

“Today, a Sinn Féin MP delegation met representatives from the Royal College of Nursing on the ongoing campaign for fair pay and also their pressing concerns. 

 

“Nursing staff have been absolutely tremendous in protecting our families and communities in the most difficult and challenging of circumstances as COVID19 places enormous pressures on our health service. 

 

 “Health workers must be rightly acknowledged for their tireless efforts to save lives. This must be more than just semantics and be reflected in their pay and working conditions. 

 

 “I have written to the British Chancellor Rishi Sunak to request that he urgently engages with the health unions and commits to initiating pay talks on a rise for NHS workers. 

 

 “Sinn Féin are committed to continuing to work to enhance the working conditions of health and social care workers. This includes the need for safe staffing levels and ensuring protections and vaccines are easily accessible for frontline workers. 

 

“Sinn Féin MLA Jemma Dolan has also submitted a question to the Health Minister in the North to request detail on a pay reward for health workers.

 

 “Health and social care workers are the greatest asset of the service and Sinn Féin will continue to proactively support them.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

🌟 This is what our future looks like. Hundreds of children from schools across Belfast coming together to sing, dance, and play their instruments in our iconic Ulster Hall.

This generation deserves the earth, the moon, and the stars, and that is exactly what we must work to

Taoiseach must intervene to ensure Aer Lingus re-enter talks with IALPA – @Martin_Kenny

"It is vital now for negotiations to begin again so a resolution can be found. The government cannot stand idly by."

The Labour Party and Independents have chosen to prop up Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael in Local Councils all across the State. - @DaithiDoolan

MORE: https://vote.sinnfein.ie/a-vote-for-the-labour-was-a-vote-for-ff-fg-and-to-saddle-extra-costs-on-struggling-households-cllr-daithi-doolan/

Sinn Féin Leader @MaryLouMcDonald has extended her solidarity to Natasha O’Brien, adding: “Yesterday’s court judgement and others like it raise fundamental questions about how the government and the judicial system deal with violence against women.”

Load More