Psychiatric nurses give notice that they will step up industrial action

Ireland
Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association and the SIPTU general union are taking industrial action in protest at the Health Services Executive's refusal to improve compensation for psychiatric nurses injured as a result of assaults at work. The nurses' action so far has involved an overtime ban and work-to-rule from 30 April and the next stage is to refuse to co-operate any more with redeployment of nurses from community services to psychiatric and general hospitals. [Read more at > SIPTU (EN)->http://www.siptu.ie/PressRoom/NewsReleases/2008/Name,10260,en.html] [And at > PNA (EN)->http://www.pna.ie/]

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