Calls for pay increase for student nurses to be implemented

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The Kerry branch of the Psychiatric Nurses Association has called for a pay increase for intern nurses to be implemented. An agreement established before Christmas between the nursing unions and the Department of Health is seeking to increase the hourly pay-rate of intern nurses from €6.45 to €9.45 per hour, in line with minimum wage standards. Mary E Fitzgibbon Nursing lecturer at IT Tralee and Independent Kerry candidate in the upcoming general election Mary Fitzgibbon, is calling for the proper remuneration of student nurses: [audio_player src=”http://media.radiokerry.ie/mediamanager/embed/audio/53192/medium/”]