Up to 37,000 members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation are to go on strike on January 30, as well as February 5, 7, 12, 13 and 14.
The Psychiatric Nurses Association has also said its 6,000 members are also to take industrial action by refusing to work overtime on January 31 and February 1, 5, 6 and 7 February; before striking in full on February 12, 13, and 14.
They intend to strike over pay and staff shortages.
Ahead of this…
Nurse Maylena McEvoy (above) has tweeted about some of her experiences as a nurse…
A number of Ryanair pilots in Germany will hold a strike on Friday, as similar protests take place in Ireland, Belgium, and Sweden.
German Ryanair pilots to join strike on August 10th (Newstalk)
Connolly Station, Dublin this morning
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Commuters face second day of rail disruption (RTÉ)
Almost 70% of second-level schools are closed today as the Association of Secondary School Teachers in Ireland (ASTI) engage in the second of a series of one-day strikes over the issue of equal pay for more recently qualified teachers.
From top: Loreto College Dublin 2; pics 2-4: Pobalscoil Neasain, Baldoyle; pic 5: ASTI President Ed Byrne (right) and ASTI General Secretary Kieran Christie and ASTI members
Second day of strike action by ASTI teachers (RTÉ)
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan at a press conference in 2014, and whistleblower Supt Dave Taylor (left)
Further to the Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors (AGSI) and the Garda Representative Association (GRA) planning a 24-hour withdrawal of services from 7am on Friday, and for such action to be repeated each Friday this month…
Irish Times reports:
Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan is to issue an order later on Tuesday to all Garda members to turn up for work on Friday, when a mass withdrawal of service is planned.
In a move that will greatly increase tensions in the Garda pay dispute row, Commissioner O’Sullivan is ordering those whose shift falls on Friday to be present for work.
But she is also planning to cancel all rest days and all leave, meaning every member of the Garda will be ordered to be present at their posts and Garda stations on Friday.
Garda Commissioner to order all gardaí to turn up for work on Friday (Conor Lally, Irish Times)
Buzz O’Neill Maxwell tweetz:
Looks like they’re not going on strike here, but still picking up lots of cash! (Phoenix , Arizona)
At the Broadstone bus depot for Dublin Bus in Dublin 7.
Dublin Bus workers – including Noel Fagan and Inspector Peter Duffy of the National Bus and Rail Union (top pic) – picket outside the depot on the second day of the latest 48-hour Dublin.
Yesterday, the National Bus and Railworkers’ Union announced that further strike action will take place on the following dates:
• 48-hour stoppage on Tuesday, September 27 and Wednesday, September 28.
• 24-hour stoppage on Saturday, October 1.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 5.
• 24-hour stoppage on Friday, October 7.
• 24-hour stoppage on Monday, October 10.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 12.
• 24-hour stoppage on Friday, October 14.
• 48-hour stoppage on Tuesday, October 18 and Wednesday, October 19.
• 24-hour stoppage on Monday, October 24.
• 24-hour stoppage on Wednesday, October 26.
• 24-hour stoppage on Saturday, October 29.
Meanwhile, Dublin Bus writes:
Dublin Bus will issue customers with annual and monthly tickets on Leap Cards with a refund for each day lost due to the industrial action. Customers can collect their refund at our Head Office on 59, Upper O’Connell Street. Refunds should be claimed once the dispute is resolved.
Previously: When My Humming Was Smothered
Copywriter Niamh O’Neill writes:
So, me and a designer friend of mine have put together a set of alternative ads for the always-on-strike LUAS.