Minister yet to receive files amid report Commission may reject nurses' pay rise

Minister yet to receive files amid report Commission may reject nurses' pay rise

The Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has said he has not received a report yet on the future of nurses pay.

It is reported the Public Sector Pay Commission is set to reject a pay increase for nurses, who are looking for a raise to address staff shortages.

There are concerns nurses could engage in industrial action if they do not get more money.

Minister Donohoe was tight-lipped when asked about the reports.

He said: "I have not received the Pay Commission report yet from the Public Sector Pay Commission who are looking into issues in relation to recruitment and retention within our health service.

"When I receive the report from the commission, I'll then take it to Cabinet for a discussion within Cabinet."

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