INMO Claims Long Working Hours For Nurses Are Impacting Recruitment

The INMO’s Midwest representative is calling for an end to unpaid hours for nurses, saying its impacting negatively on recruitment for posts at hospitals here.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is seeking a standard 37-hour working week for its members – and say Irish professionals currently have the longest hours in the EU.

In 2013, the state imposed what’s been described as ‘additional unpaid hours’ on public servants, meaning nurses now work six unpaid shifts per year.


INMO MidWest Industrial Relations Officer Mary Fogarty feels it’s impacting on nurses’ decision to stay in the service: