Support for the nurses strike continues as #StandWithNursesAndMidwives trends 1 month ago

Support for the nurses strike continues as #StandWithNursesAndMidwives trends

Public support for the nurses strike continues today as the #StandWithNursesAndMidwives hashtag trends on social media.

The tag rose to the top of Ireland's trending topics on Twitter today as 37,000 nurses and midwives took part in the INMO's second 24-hour stoppage this year.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation voted overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action two months ago. They are striking at 240 locations today for better pay and working conditions.

Support for the strike is dominating social media this afternoon as hundreds of people take to Twitter to share images of their local pickets.

This strike will last 24 hours, from 8am today to 8am tomorrow.

The INMO have an additional six days of industrial action planned for the month of February.

Further stoppages are set to occur across the country on February 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, and 21.

A national rally has been organised for this Saturday, February 9.