Sisters of Charity workers to hold protest at St Monica’s Nursing Home

by Dublin Gazette

A socially distant protest will be held tomorrow, September 2 outside St Monica’s Nursing Home as workers in the home aim to highlight their need for an urgent meeting with management.

Sisters of Charity workers want a meeting with management to negotiate a fair redundancy package, in addition to try to protect services in the community.

The protest will take place between 11.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. outside the nursing home on Belvedere Place.

Just one week ago, workers from Sisters of Charity staged a rally outside St Mary’s Nursing Home on Merrion Road

SIPTU Organiser, Brian Condra, said: “It is time the Sisters of Charity met with union representatives and acknowledge that they have an integral part to play in achieving a just and fair redundancy for their former employees.

“Despite assurances that they would engage with union representatives, Sisters of Charity management has yet to live up to its word and meet with the workers’ representatives.

“This protest, organised by our members and supported by a large number of public representatives, from across the political spectrum, will reiterate these demands.”

Lorraine Monaghan, INMO Assistant Director of Industrial Relations, said: “It has now been a full month since the Labour Court’s decision for a fair redundancy package. Frontline staff are stuck in limbo and under immense pressure without any certainty for their future.

“There is no reason to delay justice. The Sisters of Charity should meet with unions immediately and honour their responsibilities to frontline healthcare workers.”

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