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Nurses to take widespread industrial action unless mass events are banned

Nurses’ union MUMN has given notice of widespread industrial action from Monday unless government bans mass events and addresses grievances related to work conditions

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Directives which had to commence on the 3rd August have been temporally suspended. Press Release

MUMN council would like to inform you that today several discussions were held with Minister Fearne regarding the various issues which MUMN has related to the Heath Sector in particular to Covid-19 pandemic.

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MUMN to go ahead with industrial action, warns of partial lockdown in a week if high cases continue

The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses will join the Medical Association of Malta in going ahead with their planned industrial action after talks with the government failed to reach a compromise.

In a statement published after the MUMN met Health Minister Chris Fearne, the union said that they had “witnessed a Health Minister who although is not prepared to cancel mass events, seems committed to make sure that mass events which do not abide by the Legal notice issued today will be closed permanently and fined.”

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MUMN and government reach agreement - directives suspended

MUMN and the government have reached an agreement on the union’s requests regarding mass events/organised events and other simultaneous issues related to the working conditions of the healthcare professionals.After a 7 hour marathon negotiations with the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister an agreement has been reached. This contrasts with the position taken by the Medical Assiociation of Malta, which decided to go on with its directives.