Nurses union criticises HSE refusal to enter talks

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation has criticised the HSE for refusing to enter into talks with them at the Labour Relations Commission, over a pay dispute concerning agency staff.

The row, which centres on recent pay cuts for agency nurses, has caused some disruption to health services over the last two weeks.

Nursing unions have recommended that agency staff should not make themselves available for work at the new lower rates.

The HSE says it will not attend talks scheduled for later today, because it wants to get clarification from the Department of Health first, as to the grounds on which this issue was referred to the LRC in the first instance.


Related Articles

More in this Section

Simon Coveney: UK not giving 'credible answers' on future of Irish border

Johnny Healy-Rae wants GAA to allow nursing homes watch games for free

Bed share in Dublin goes for €250 a month

Latest: AA advises motorists to slow down as floods hit and temperatures set to drop


Today's Stories

Questions still need to be answered in Maurice McCabe email controversy

Mixed reaction to State’s €30m loan to An Post

Nursing initiative to boost services

Golden rules for online shopping safety

Lifestyle

Toy story: 10 toys guaranteed to bring out the kid in all of us

GameTech: Star Wars Battlefront II: Chance to win Loot Skywalker

Military top brass: Meet the conductor of the army’s Southern Brigade band

Album review: Experience counts on U2’s return to form

More From The Irish Examiner