Nurses Demand Meaningful Proposals To Resolve Pay Dispute

Today is make-or-break day for the latest talks aimed at resolving the nurses’ dispute over pay and working hours. The Irish Nurses Organisation and the Psychiatric Nurses Association are vowing to escalate their industrial action by the end of the week if no meaningful proposals are put forward by the HSE this afternoon.

The two unions say they are angry at the lack of progress being made during the current round of talks under the auspices of the National Implementation Body.

They are considering daily work stoppages at hospitals nationwide if progress is not made today in addressing their claim for a 10% pay rise and 35-hour working week.