Who said statistics are a pile of steaming hooey? Everyone. But in this case it's true. A survey carried out by the website IrishHealth.com found that 79% were in support of the nurses action.
Is that a surprise? Not really considering the website is aimed at health professionals.
A new survey by the Irish Health News (also for health professionals) says that 43% of people support the action.
I wonder if they did a survey of non health professionals what the figures would be.
I think the nurses are unfortunate to be in the same pay scale as the pen pushers, because they need a degree to have the job and work longer hours but I personally don't think striking is the way to go. There is an implementation body in place for this exact reason.
If the government give them what they are asking for I wonder will there be more strikes on the cards?
I've worked in a semi-state body in the past and they had it so easy... but that's a whole other post!