Nurses' union calls for whistleblower protection

Ireland Online, May 5, 2005

Nurses need to be protected from victimisation if they expose bad practices or problems in the workplace, their union demanded today.

The Irish Nurses Organisation has published a “whistleblower” position paper at the annual delegates’ conference in Killarney.

The union is also calling for legislation on the matter, without which they say there is no protection to stop people who raise issues being victimised.

The document - Protection of Nurses and Midwives upon Disclosure of Procedures of Concern in the Workplace - sets out a number of provisions the organisation wants adopted. ... Nurses' union