Thursday, 7 March 2019

Questions (163, 164)

Mattie McGrath

Question:

163. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health if the demand by a union (details supplied) for parity of pay for its members within the flexibility available to him under the terms of the public sector pay agreement will be reconsidered; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7515/19]

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Mattie McGrath

Question:

164. Deputy Mattie McGrath asked the Minister for Health if he will reconsider the demand of a union (details supplied) for parity of pay for its members within the flexibility available to him under the terms of the Public Sector Pay Agreement; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [7365/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 163 and 164 together.

The recent Labour Court Recommendations issued on foot of industrial action taken by members of the INMO are still under consideration by the parties. As engagement is still ongoing, it would be unhelpful to comment further at this time.