‘Yellow-pack’ approach to health service recruitment should be resisted – Ó Caoláin
Commenting on the announcement that the health service is to recruit up to 1,000 graduate nurses and midwives next year at lower pay rates, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Health Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD said:
“While we would welcome the recruitment of up to 1,000 nurses and midwives next year, these graduates are deserving of existing rates of pay and existing terms of employment. Similar experiences in the education sector has led to much resentment.
“These young graduates are not yellow-pack trainees and any attempt to treat them as anything other than equal should be resisted.” ENDS