SIPTU confirm Student Nurse protest will not proceed
SIPTU has confirmed that due to a successful campaign in support of student nurses the lunchtime protest scheduled for 26th of February outside St Steevens Hospital will not proceed.
Sector Organiser, Kevin Figgis said: “As a result of our student nurses campaign the HSE has retracted its previous position on supernumerary rostering in 1st, 2nd and 3rd year placements for student nurses and has confirmed in writing that it will be upholding the agreement from the Labour Relations Commission in October 2014.
The agreement confirms that supernumerary rostering of student nurses & midwives during 1st, 2nd and 3rd year placement should only provide for normal daytime working hours, Monday–Friday.
In addition, the HSE has confirmed that it will seek to identify any areas which are not applying the national agreement and an engagement with stakeholders, including SIPTU Nursing, will be convened to address any issues arising.”