Latest: Nurses defer planned work-to-rule

Update 6.30pm: Nurses and midwives who are members of the INMO have deferred industrial action planned for next Tuesday, March 7. More

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Update 4.20pm: The Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is meeting this afternoon to discuss the outcome of recent talks at the Workplace Relations Commission on staff recruitment and retention.

More than 30,000 INMO nurses and midwives are due to begin a work-to-rule at hospitals across the country on Tuesday, if agreement cannot be reached beforehand.

Siptu has said it will also consider a proposal put forward at the WRC. The union's health division organiser Paul Bell said: "We will be bringing back this document for discussion to our executive and hopefully over the next 24 hours we will have a position where we understand whether we can go any further through dialogue."

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With Monday's Bus Éireann strike suspended, it remains to be seen whether nurses will take part in their planned industrial action next week.

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation is meeting today ahead of a work-to-rule on Tuesday.

Talks among the Executive Council of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organization will get underway shortly, to try to resolve a long-running dispute.

It comes ahead of planned industrial action by more than 30,000 nursing and midwifery staff on Tuesday.

Negotiations have been taking place between the union and the HSE at the Workplace Relations Commission in recent days in a bid to find a resolution to the dispute centering on staff recruitment and retention.

The executive council will review the discussions at today's meeting in a bid to avert the industrial action.

 

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