If you follow The Brass Fox on social media, by now you’d know that in less than 48 hours ago, they’ve announced a generous 15% off discount to anyone who’s a nurse or midwife dining in the establishment as a way to support the nurses amid the decision to strike over pay shortages in their sector.
This comes as a result of one frustrated nurse – Joana Hickey publicly sharing her payslip for everyone to see via Twitter – which has since gone viral.
The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) have argued that they are fed up with working longer hours for lower pay than other graduate health professionals with similar levels of qualifications.
They then continue by saying that their members are paid about €7,000 a year less than staff in therapy grades but work more hours and all that they want is fair pay, safe staffing, and for their patients’ to get better care – they believe this can only come about as a result of the government better investing in nurses and midwives through better competitive pay.
THE GASTRO PUB’S THOUGHTS ON THE MATTER
“The very fact that the government keeps saying that the €300m estimated cost of the nurses’ claim would trigger knock-on claims across the public service, as happened when a €50m award to Gardaí in 2016 led to an additional €120m in payments to other public servants would make anyone think that the government is really looking out for itself and not the nurses & midwives, which we think is rather disappointing!
” What we hope to do in The Brass Fox is to help alleviate those financial strains that the nurses and midwives are currently feeling due to a lack of competitive wages by offering 15% Off their meal in any of our Gastro Pubs.”
WHAT THE BRASS FOX IS DOING ABOUT IT
So what we hope to do in The Brass Fox is to help alleviate those financial strains that the nurses and midwives are currently feeling due to a lack of competitive wages by offering 15% Off their meal in any of our Gastro Pubs, be it in Tallaght or Wicklow as a way to 1) recognise all the hard work that the nurses and midwives are doing; and 2) We want to demonstrate that we are “with them” by providing a meal at a discounted price even though we ourselves are facing a government 4.5% Vat increase as part of Paschal Donohoe’s implemented tax hikes in the Tourism and hospitality industry as of this January 2019 which, to be honest, is tough for us to undergo, but we’re offering the Nurses and Midwives a discounted meal regardless so as to stand in unison with them because, believe it or not, we know exactly what the nurses are going through in so far as their having to work long unsociable hours, face abuse from the people they are caring for/ or serving and having to sacrifice time away from their loved ones due to the nature of the job!
MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO THE NURSES
So Nurses, we do stand with you, we know that 15% Off a meal doesn’t answer all your predicaments…. but we hope it helps in some way.
GOOD TO KNOW
Not only does this offer apply to Nurses & Midwives, The Gastro Pub Chain has decided to extend it to other Emergency Personnel such as The Gardai, RNLI , Prison Officers, Fire Services Staff, Hospital Staff and of course the Ambulance Services as a form of recognising all the hard work and sacrifices that these workers do on a daily basis.
REDEEM THE OFFER
To redeem this offer, simply visit any of The Brass Fox Gastro Pubs, be it in Wicklow or Tallaght and show your staff badge when ordering your meal.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This offer does not apply to the Mid-Week Neighbourhood Menu, drink purchases, or The Wing It Wednesday Offer.
If you wish to get in touch with the Gastro Pub Chain, give them a call on 0404 64432, or email them at [email protected]
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