NAJ turn down third MoU
The Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) will not be participating in the third Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for public sector workers, currently being negotiated.
NAJ President, Edith Allwood Anderson said the decision was made, as there are several professional and financial matters that the association believes it is better able to negotiate.
Mrs. Allwood Anderson said the NAJ has written to the Joint Confederation of Trade Unions informing them about their decision.
The NAJ also pulled out of the second MOU, which expires in March.
The Association have called an emergency meeting with Enrolled Assistant Nurses, Registered Nurses and Midwives at its Secretariat this afternoon.
The meeting will discuss concerns regarding the re-licencing of nurses and midwives every two years and the manner in which the Nursing Council has been dealing with that matter.
The NAJ president said the Nursing Council mandate would be examined to determine the way forward.