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Nurses insist on right for industrial action to press for better pay

The Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses on Wednesday defended in court a decision to order industrial action, with union chief Paul Pace insisting that nurses should be paid at the same rates as other healthcare professionals. 

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MUMN Declares Victory

The Court has limited the industrial action by the Malta Union of Midwives and Nurses, ordering to withdraw directives which were deemed detrimental to the patient’s wellbeing. On Friday, the court ruled that the industrial action ordered by the union can go ahead except for directives which could place patients’ health at risk. Mr Justice Robert Mangion presiding over the First Hall of the Civil Court also disallowed any action that was to be taken by nurses working at St Vincent De Paul and Karin Grech Rehabilitation Hospital.

Directive to all nurses working In ALL SAMOC regarding 2nd VL/Replacement

 

The Nursing Management of SAMOC is not following the agreement of MUMN with MDH management regarding the 2nd VL/Replacement. SAMOC Nursing Management under Mr Hili is cancelling the replacement (overtime) of the second vacation leave sought by the nurses, leaving the ward stranded and below the agreed nursing compliment with MUMN. What is aggravated since no replacement from the office is send EVEN though the overtime has been cancelled.