Publishing details of every nurse sanctioned by their regulatory body could lead some to take their own lives or consider doing so, according to the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).
The general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI), Kieran Christie, has described Fempi legislation on industrial action by public service unions as “draconian and repugnant.”
Everybody is in favour of the nurses. Before, during, and after the nurses’ strike last Wednesday, it was obvious that there was huge public support for their cause. Whether that support is based entirely on emotion or grounded in reason is a moot point.
Enough is enough. I am a nurse and there is a lifetime of nursing in this country where we arrive an hour early at work to get parking, we leave an hour late a lot of the time, we take miniscule breaks that are probably an average of four hours per week per nurse free to the HSE and the Government.