Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Ceisteanna (88)

Barry Cowen

Ceist:

88. Deputy Barry Cowen asked the Minister for Health the status of the dispute with a union (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5978/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Health)

Representatives of my Department, the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform have been engaged in intensive talks with representatives of the INMO in relation to the recent Labour Court recommendations that were issued in relation to the nursing dispute. 

At the conclusion of engagement between all sides on 11th March, agreement was not reached between the parties.

Health Service Management remains available for further discussion with nursing unions.  Health Service Management is committed to upholding the recommendation issued by the Labour Court and accepted by the Government.