INO condemns 'intimidation' of foreign nurses

The INO has condemned what it claims is the intimidation of overseas nurses from the Philippines and India by management at the National Maternity Hospital in Holles Street in Dublin.

The nurses are understood to have been provided with new contracts upon arrival in Ireland just over a fortnight ago, which would effectively result in a loss of some €25,000 each, over two years.

The Irish Nurses Organisation claims the nurses were told that unless they signed the new training contracts, they would be put on a flight home.

The INO's Philip McCanenly is referring the dispute to the Labour Relations Commission, but is calling on the Minister for Health Mary Harney to intervene.


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