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Gerry Adams - nurses just demands should be met

2 May, 2007


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD met management and staff in Cavan Hospital this afternoon. The Sinn Féin leaders re-stated the party's opposition to cutbacks at local hospitals across the border region. They also extended support for the demands from the nursing unions for a shorter working week and fair pay.Mr. Adams said:"Over the last few days I have met with health workers in Letterkenny, Dundalk, Drogheda, Monaghan and Cavan. My message to them was very clear - Sinn Féin supports their demand for a shorter working week and for fair pay and we believe that progress should be made on these issues without delay."Nurses work in very difficult circumstances on the frontline of our health services. Their job has been made even more difficult due to the inadequacy of the health services as a result of the government's pursuit of a two tier health service. It is they who have to cope with a lack of resources, constant overcrowding on wards and delays at A&Es. It is an indictment of the outgoing Government that they have had to resort to taking action to get what the vast majority of people believe they deserve."ENDS

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