General secretary of the INMO Liam Doran at a press conference this morning; above with Claire Doran, president of INMO
Liam Doran, general secretary of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation, spoke to Audrey Carville on RTÉ’s News At One this lunchtime following INMO members voting for strike action on December 15.
Towards the end of the interview Ms Carville asked Mr Doran about his salary, in light of the controversy over salaries at the Irish Farmers’ Association.
Audrey Carville: “I just want to ask you, finally, on another issue. It’s to do with the controversy over the pay of leading members and senior executives in the IFA [Irish Farmers’ Association]. And you might be aware that you are one of 20 union representative body leaders, in the Irish Independent today, who haven’t disclosed what they earn. Do you want to tell the public now what you earn?”
Liam Doran: “No, I’ve no further comment to make on that. That’s between, the INMO is a good employer for all of its staff, including myself.”
Carville: “Do you now think the public has the right to know?”
Doran: “I’ve no further comment to make. That’s a matter between the IMO is a good employer and for myself and the other staff in the organisation.”
Carville: “Who funds your salary?”
Carville: “Members. And do you think nurses and midwives would like to know what you earn?”
Doran: “But sure our structure is dealt within the executive council and our annual conference every year so I have no difficulty that our membership, through the branches, know what the grading structure is in operation in the house. That’s what it’s always been and I presume that’s what it will continue to be.”
Carville: “I’m just wondering, like the IFA, you know, might the members at grassroots be surprised and angry at what the executive earns.”
Doran: “Well, I have, I believe I have absolute confidence in the executive council that governs all employment relation issues in the organisation and I think they totally respect the executive council and, as I said, I’ve no further comment to make on that.”
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Previously: A Pig In A Poke