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SIPTU to attend talks on Nursing & Midwifery students and graduates pay

SIPTU has confirmed planned talks on Nursing & Midwifery students and graduates pay will begin this week after a process was agreed by all parties including trade unions, HSE and Department of Health at a conciliation conference in the Workplace Relations Commission on Thursday, 10th December.

SIPTU Nursing & Midwifery Sector Organiser Kevin Figgis said this independently chaired process arises from commitments secured under the Lansdowne Road Agreement and present a significant opportunity to address a number of longstanding pay related issues for student and graduate nurses and midwives including:

  • Pay during 4th year 36 week placement  
  • Application of incremental credit following appointment 
  • Post Qualification-Pre Registration Pay

“The policy of the health service over the last number of years has been to erode the terms and conditions of Nursing & Midwifery students. As a result, our public health system has not benefited from the education of graduates who have instead looked at better financial options in the private sector and overseas,” he said. 

Read the full WRC letter here

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