Date Released: 18 November 2014
SIPTU, the INMO, and PNA, on behalf of all of nurses and midwives, are holding a public protest, at 12.00 p.m., Tuesday, 18th November 2014, outside the head offices of the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) in Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
The protest is the latest step in the nationwide campaign of opposition, being mounted by the three unions, against the decision, of NMBI, to seek an increase in the retention fee, for 2015, of 50% to €150. This increase would mean that this regulatory body will have sought almost 80% of an increase, in two years, from all registered nurses and midwives.
The protest will see hundreds of nurses and midwives, from all over the country, travel to the head offices, of NMBI, to confirm their outright opposition to this totally inexplicable, unjustified and indefensible increase in fees being sought by the regulatory body.
The registration fee, for all other health professionals, is remaining at €100, until at least January 2017. However the NMBI, due to its failure to control legal and other costs, is saying it must seek this increase.
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