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Student Nurses Who Lost Part-Time Work Can Now Claim PUP

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01:26 3 Dec 2020


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The Minister for Health has confirmed that student nurses who lost their employment due to COVID-19 will be eligible for PUP payments.

This may be applied from the date of loss of employment.

The INMO and students have raised issues of loss of income during COVID-19 due to fewer opportunities for part time work, particularly in nursing homes.

There are about 4500 student nurses in Ireland

Tanaiste Leo Varadkar says a review is being carried out into the issue of paying students for placements.

He told the Dáil a review of student allowances is now underway and will be completed shortly.

"It's intended that that outcome, once negotiated with their unions, will take effect from September 2021."

It follows challenges from the opposition in regards to student pay.

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Dohery said "Your government doesn't value the work that these student nurses are doing in the first number of years."

Student Nurse Says Decision Doesn't Go Far Enough

But for fourth year nursing student Áine, the announcement doesn't cover the concerns raised by the IMO.

"This really does nothing for those who have contracted Covid," she said.

"It does nothing for those who still are unable to work in their base hospital because that would impose a cross-contamination risk"

"So really it doesn't answer any of our please."


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