Someone said :
They shouldn't get extra pay for Saturday or Sunday - it doesn't make sense for the type of work they do.
And they are expected to do shift work.
New nurses in the system shouldn't be discriminated against with shite conditions compared to older colleagues.
They should be equalizing the system at this stage.
I don't think all nurses are great, some are some are incompetent, everything they get should be benchmarked with productivity.
When j accompanied my old neighbour to hospital this young male nurse acted like he knew everything, turned out everything he had done had to be repeated by an older female nurse, you don't get a pay grade for just turning up and singing your own praises !
You actually have to be good at your job and recognised as such.
As for people complaining outside minister Harris's home - so ? Is he pointing to a law that protest is only allowed in certain places ?
The problem of course is it will mean every minister junior minister will get police protection even if they don't need it and this when there isn't enough police resources.
It's a bit like this gov overpaying on a building project and their solution is feck half a million at an account firm to confirm how they overspend good boys nd then cut spending everywhere else around the country ...
Oh They'll have to spend 2 million on accountants telking them where to make the cuts.
The people working in these accountant firms are deeply enmeshed in every money racket going on .
Shift work isn't the only issue though. It's the insanely long hours some of them have to work. One regular shift pattern I'm aware of is a week of 12 hour shifts 8am-8pm / 8pm - 8am Monday to Sunday and then the following week off.
Fair point made about that incompetent nurse but don't tar all of them with the same brush. They're not all like that.
While the group that showed up at Simon Harris' home yesterday have every right to protest, his private home was not the place to so stage it. His wife and newborn child were inside. I don't think he's going to pull a Joan Burton and look to press charges.
The IMNO have distanced themselves from that protest also. Given this health minister was briefed twice about the spiralling costs of the new Children's hospital and the no confidence motions starting to roll in, I think his days in office are numbered.