Three in five nurses vote to accept Labour Court proposals

Three in five nurses have voted to accept Labour Court proposals aimed at resolving a dispute that triggered three days of strike action earlier this year.

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Majority of nurses see contract as ‘good deal’

The majority view of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation strike committees is that the new nurses’ contract “is a good deal”.

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INMO recommends that members vote for Labour Court proposals

The INMO has recommended that their members accept proposals aimed at resolving their recent strike.

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INMO warns nurses' strike has only been suspended, not called off

As talks at the Labour Court over nurses' pay and conditions adjourned until next week the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns that it has only suspended its strike action, not called it off.

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Nurses' dispute returns to Labour Court after talks break down

The nurses' dispute is going back to the Labour Court after talks between government and unions broke down.

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HSE offer to INMO is 'way outside' what the Labour Court recommendation

INMO general secretary Phil Ní Sheaghdha says that the INMO is “all for change” and the introduction of Sláintecare, but that the contract offered by the Government was “inadequate” and far from what the Labour Court had recommended.

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Talks underway between nursing unions and Government to reach contract agreements

Talks are taking place between nursing unions and the Government this evening at the Workplace Relations Commission.

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Mental health unit's nurses consider action over triage

Nurses working in the acute mental health unit (AMHU) at Cork University Hospital (CUH) are considering industrial action in protest at being asked to triage patients who present out-of-hours.

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Nurses can’t vote on deal without targets

Dr Anthony Leddin finds the devil is in the detail — or rather the lack of it — in the Labour Court’s proposed nursing agreement, which is to be voted on this month.

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Psychiatric nurses begin two-day strike in union recognition dispute

Members have taken to the picket line for the second time in a month.

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Psychiatric Nurses Association suspends planned strike next week

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has suspended next week's strike action.

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Strike underway by 500 ambulance personnel over union dispute

500 ambulance personnel are picketing at locations across the country today in a dispute over union recognition.

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500 ambulance staff to go on strike tomorrow

Around 500 ambulance service personnel who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association will go on strike tomorrow as part of an ongoing dispute over trade union representation rights.

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Union asks members to approve pay deal

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is recommending that its members accept a pay deal aimed at preventing further strikes.

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Teaching unions to see if nurses' dispute can be used to benefit their members

Teaching unions will stake their claim for more money for members, especially new entrants, if it emerges that nurses get more pay.

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INMO shares summary of Labour Court proposals as members urged to accept deal

The Irish Nurses & Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to call on its members to accept the Labour Court's recommendations subject to negotiations.

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INMO strike committee to discuss Labour Court recommendations

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is meeting this afternoon to discuss the recommendations issued by the Labour Court, following the suspension of strike action.

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Months to reschedule cancelled services following nurses’ strike

It will take months to reschedule some of the thousands of hospital appointment cancelled because of the nurses’ strike, it has emerged.

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Strikes set to resume as nurses push back on deal

Union ‘working flat out’ to explain pay offer amid rising anger

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Nurses' deal will cost €50m over two years

The pay deal between the Government and nurses to end the nationwide hospital strike action will cost up to €50m over the next two years.

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'I was the nurse who wiped your tears': Woman shares emotional story of why she left general nursing

A Meath nurse has written a hugely emotive post on why she left general nursing to become a flight medic, saying she had to train her bladder to go seven hours without visiting a toilet because she never had time on duty.

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Harris hopes Labour Court recommendation signifies end of nurses' dispute

Latest: The INMO leadership will meet tomorrow to decide when its members will vote on a pay deal for nurses.

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Nurses’ strikes averted as unions put Labour Court pay and staffing offer to members

Further disruption to tens of thousands of patients has been averted — for now — after the nursing unions agreed to call off strikes and put a Labour Court recommendation on pay and staffing to its members for a ballot.

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Latest: Nurses call off strike action; Labour Court recommendations include 'significant changes to salary scale'

The Psychiatric Nurses Association has suspended its planned industrial action, following a Labour Court hearing this evening.

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Nurses' strike looms as talks continue at Labour Court

Marathon talks continue at the Labour Court tonight, aimed at ending the nurses dispute with the Government over pay and working conditions.

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Talks to find breakthrough in nurses dispute continue as further strikes planned

Talks will get underway again at the Labour Court this morning in an attempt to find a breakthrough in the nurses dispute.

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Nurses remain locked in talks while PNA still plan to strike

Talks between the Psychiatric Nurses Association(PNA) and HSE bosses have ended for the night.

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Thousands support nurses’ strike for better pay

Three days of action are due this coming week and demonstrators gathered in Dublin city centre on Saturday.

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Nurses to hold national rally ahead of further talks with Government

A national rally is taking place today as INMO nurses prepare to enter a third week of strike action for better pay.

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Labour Court to resume talks on nurses' strike tomorrow

A day of discussions between unions, the HSE and government officials at the Labour Court has concluded this evening.

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Psychiatric Nurses Association announces three additional strike dates

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has announced it will hold three additional days of strike action in the coming weeks.

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Nurses' strike: Someone is 'going to fall through the cracks' warns patient advocate

With up to a quarter of a million people potentially affected by the nurses' dispute, someone is “going to fall through the cracks”, patient advocate, Stephen McMahon has warned.

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Talks underway at Labour Court to avoid next week's strike action by nurses

The Labour Court is to examine the nurses strike this morning, in an effort to avert widespread disruption to the health service next week.

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Cork GP: Unless government listen to nurses people will die because of strike

A Cork GP has told of how she had to get a private scan for her father after two public scans were cancelled last week. He was subsequently diagnosed with lung cancer.

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Labour Court expected to review nurses' strike

It is expected that the Labour Court will review the nurses' strike tomorrow in an effort to avert widespread disruption to the health service next week.

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Nurses' strike: 'There has to be a better way', says Harris as 27,000 appointments cancelled

"What struck me were the chants that I heard (from the picket lines) proclaiming the need for safe staffing, while the key staff essential for running the services in the building behind them are outside on the picket line," said Minister Harris.

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Calls for government to 'do the right thing' over nurses' strike

The Government has been called on to "do the right thing" and engage with striking nurses without preconditions.

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'I will struggle to pay the mortgage but I had to make a stand,' says midwife on strike at Coombe

Brid Shine, a bereavement midwife at the Coombe Hospital, says the strike is about much more than pay.

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Cork nurses and midwives tell government: 'The more they ignore us, the louder we'll get'

Nurses and midwives in Cork say they are prepared to escalate their action until the government is willing to talk about pay and conditions.

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Gov urged to 'do the right thing' as nurses watch Dáil debate from gallery

The Government has been told to "do the right thing" and engage without preconditions with striking nurses.

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Harris calls for 'intensity of engagement' as public support for nurses continues

More than 25,000 medical appointments have been cancelled today, as nurses take to the picket lines for a third day.

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INMO strike - Labour Court must now get involved

The failure of the Labour Court to make any formal intervention in the nurses’ dispute with the Government to prevent them taking strike action in the first place is worrying, particularly in light of the overtime ban by psychiatric nurses and yesterday’s protest by 500 general practitioners.

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HSE releases update on services ahead of tomorrow's nurses' strike

The HSE says that talks are ongoing with the INMO to explore if arrangements can be made to allow for major surgeries, including cancer procedures, during tomorrow's nurses' strike.

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Healthcare Crisis: GPs to protest outside Dáil as unrest escalates

The impact on tens of thousands of patients of escalating unrest in the health service continues today with members of the public asked not to use out of hours GP services as hundreds of family doctors gather in Dublin for a protest.

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Leo Varadkar move called ‘cynical and pathetic’

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has been accused of disrespecting nurses and patients by issuing “cynical” press releases instead of directly engaging with unions.

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Nurses’ strike: It’s time we cared about those who care the most

Sean O’Riordan says nurses are right to make their voices heard after enduring substandard wages and conditions for far too long.

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Survey finds almost two-thirds of Irish people back nurses' strike

Some nurses would get pay increases of 40% next year if the government gave in to their demands.

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Nurses' strike: Varadkar and Harris accused of 'cynical PR manoeuvres' by FF

The Taoiseach has been accused of disrespecting nurses and patients by issuing "cynical" press releases instead of directly engaging with unions.

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Nurses’ strike, hospital’s cost ratchet up pressure on Harris

The ratcheting up of pressure on the Health Minister Simon Harris continues as nurses return in force to the picket line today and criticism of the runaway costs of the new children’s hospital continues.

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Harris: Hospital probe report can include ways to reduce bill

Health Minister Simon Harris has said revised terms inquiring into the spiralling costs for the National Children’s Hospital will include any recommendations on how to reduce the final bill.

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Nurse leader back on picket line 20 years after strike over same issues

INMO branch chief says strike ‘shows things haven’t changed much’ since 1999 dispute, writes Tia Clarke.

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Mood sours as ministers urge talks on non-pay issues

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has accused the Government of a “cynical” attempt to break their strike action after two ministers urged nurses to meet for fresh talks — on any issue except pay.

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Productivity incentives could break impasse to pay dispute

A ‘productivity award’ independent and in addition to the ‘wage award’ in public sector pay talks could offer a means of resolving the current row, writes Anthony Leddin.

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Update: Nurses' strike to go ahead after 'Govt fails to make any proposals'

Update: The INMO’s second day of strike action begins tomorrow at 8am saying they have received "no proposal" to resolve the issue.

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Nurses to ‘dig in for long haul’ with two further strike days

The Irish Nurses and Midwives’ Organisation (INMO) has said nurses must be prepared “to dig in for the long haul”, ahead of two further days of strikes this week.

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Irish nurses abroad say government disrespects profession

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation announced two additional strike dates yesterday.

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Nurses announce two extra strike dates to five already planned

More than 30,000 nurses took to picket lines last week.

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The nurses’ strike is about the future of Ireland

The nurses’ strike is about so much more than our nurses, writes Joyce Feegan.

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HSE outlines what parts of health service they expect will be affected by nurses' strike

Industrial action by nurses is set to intensify in the weeks ahead as the stalemate continues.

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Latest: INMO to meet tomorrow to discuss possibility of more strikes

Latest: The INMO Executive Council is meeting tomorrow to discuss further industrial action on top of the five days already announced.

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