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NMBI to consider proposal to amend its fee

SIPTU has stated its support for the decision of the Nurses and Midwives Board of Ireland’s (NMBI) to meet again, after 15 working days to consider the union’s proposal to amend its fee.

SIPTU Nursing Sector Organiser, Kevin Figgis, said: “Following the union’s successful campaign of resistance the NMBI have a big decision to make in the first week of March.”

“We welcome the sensible decision not to antagonise our members further by issuing a second renewal notice until after the meeting and we can also confirm to members that no further discussions can take place, on this matter, until the NMBI restores the €100 retention fee.”

He added: “The requirement that the €100 fee be restored, to facilitate any further discussions, is clearly supported by the tens of thousands of our members who are supporting the campaign and we thank them for their solidarity and determination to see off this unjustified tax on their work.”

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