6,000 members of the Psychiatric Nurses' Association will begin an overtime ban today in a dispute with the HSE.

The union says it's in response to a lack of meaningful progress in talks at the Workplace Relations Commission over recruitment and retention issues in mental health services.

The PNA says nurses are frustrated that they must revert to working only contracted hours, having suspended their strike action 5 months ago on the understanding that the HSE was ready to offer solutions to address the crisis, but the union says little progress has been made since on staff shortages.

Earlier this week, Health Minister Simon Harris said today's action will have a negative impact on the delivery of care for patients, while PNA general secretary Peter Hughes says the lack of effort made by the HSE to address their concerns means they are to blame for today's action:

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