Ambulance members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) will protest at Leinster House, tomorrow (Thurs) from 12.30 pm. to 2.30 pm. in their continuing campaign for the right to join, and be represented by the PNA as the union of their choice.

PNA has also announced that over 500 PNA ambulance branch members (including paramedics, advanced paramedics and emergency medical technicians) will hold a further 24-hour national strike on Friday 19th July from 7am  to 7 am Saturday 20th July. 

Peter Hughes, PNA General Secretary, said ambulance personnel members are determined that Oireachtas members will hear a very clear message before the Dail summer recess.

‘The message is unchanged”, he explained, “ambulance personnel, who established their own branch within the PNA ten years ago, demand the right to be members of PNA as the union of their choice and will not be forced by the HSE to join another union”

He is calling on the new HSE Director General , Paul Reid to bring this dispute to an end finally and allow ambulance personnel members of the PNA to get on with providing vital services.    

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