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UCD Students' Union ask Micheál Martin for more than a thanks for International Nurses Day


Press Statement

Wednesday, 12 May 2021


UCD Students' Union ask Micheál Martin for more than a thanks for International Nurses Day


UCD Students' Union responded to a tweet sent by Micheál Martin asking for more than a thanks for student nurses on Internation Nurses Day.


Ruairí Power, UCD Students' Union, Welfare Officer, said;


'On International Nurses Day, we are renewing our call for the Government to give their support for student nurses and midwives by paying them what they are worth. Nursing interns were paid €14 an hour during the first round of Covid, which has been cut back to €10.70. 1st-3rd years meanwhile have to make do with a €100 bursary that in no way reflects the massive contribution they make to our health service. This International Nurses Day, students deserve more than thanks, they need fair pay.'