Monday 23 November 2020
Green Party Belfast City Councillors have submitted a motion calling for student nurses to be recognised with fair and proper wages during the pandemic.
The motion from Cllr Aine Groogan calls on the Health Minister to remedy the situation where students are working to assist qualified nurses as part of their placement, but are not paid as nursing staff in the way that they were during the Covid first wave.
Cllr Aine Groogan said: “It’s only fair and right that our student nurses are properly recognised and recompensed for the service to our communities during this pandemic.
“Right across the city we have Covid patients being tended to by NHS staff and their student nurse colleagues.
“The Health Minister must recognise their efforts at the most challenging of times with fair and proper wages.”
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