SIPTU, and other health unions, have organised a nationwide social media picture protest under the hashtag #no2NMBIincreases from noon Wednesday the 17th of December until Friday the 19th of December.
Sector Organiser Kevin Figgis said that all members can join in the nationwide workplace social media picture protest that will confirm broad support for the no to the NMBI fee increase campaign.
“The NMBI special board met last Friday, 12th December 2014 and it did not result in any new developments so we have no alternative but to continue our campaign of opposition to this unfair and unjustified tax on our members work.
We decided on having a social media event because we want a visual wall of opposition to this NMBI increase and we are asking all of our members to upload a picture of opposition onto social media with the hashtag #no2NMBIincreases and to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org to be uploaded onto the Union’s Facebook, Twitter and website,” said Mr Figgis.
Mr Figgis also said that SIPTU members should cancel NMBI direct debits, if not already done so.
“We are encouraging our members to pay €100, after 5th January 2015, or when your personal circumstances allow and remind all members that no-one has to pay by 1st January, ignore recent statements from NMBI which, regretfully, continue to be threatening and misleading,” Mr Figgis concluded.
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