Minister for Health Simon Harris and Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe after the INMO announced that they have suspended three planned days of strike action this week following an intervention by the Labour Court.
The Labour Court has recommended the implementation of a new Enhanced Nurse Practice grade from 1 March with a new higher pay scale ranging from €35,806 rising to €45,841 https://t.co/wBvO9dM2MP
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Government Buildings, Dublin 2
Speaking at Government Buildings, Minister [Simon] Harris said the suspension will be welcomed by patients and nurses and midwives alike.
Mr Harris said the nurses did not take the decision to strike lightly, adding that he looked forward to the health service resuming normal work.
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he will brief Cabinet on the financial impact of the Labour Court recommendation in the morning.
Also speaking at Government’s Buildings, he said that he hopes the recommendations would form the basis for the resolution of the industrial action.
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