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Sinn Féin welcome pay award to six county nurses

10 July, 2007

Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson, North Belfast MLA and assembly health committee member, Carál Ní Chuilín has welcomed Health Minister Michael McGimpsey's announcement to grant nurses their full 2.5% pay award immediately.

Speaking today Ms Ní Chuilín said:

"Mr McGimpsey and the Mr Robinson have taken the common sense approach to this campaign and fathomed the levels of anger there were among nurses as to how they have been treated over their pay.

"The delivery on the 2.5% pay rise for nurses in full reflects the contribution nurses make to Irish society and as a member of the health committee I believe this is good news.

"Nurses and workers throughout the health services provide care equitably and efficiently to all who need it. They are the frontline of our health services delivering care to patients in difficult circumstances."

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