Workplace Relations Commision

  • The Psychiatric Nurses' Association will attend talks at the Workplace Relations Commission on Monday.

    It's after the union suspended strike action that was due to start next week, in their ongoing recruitment and retention dispute.

    The Psychiatric Nurses Association planned 3 days of industrial action on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

    However, following an intervention from the Labour Court during yesterday's talks, the PNA's decided to suspend the strikes.

    The Court suggested the parties meet again for talks at the Workplace Relations Commission to try and sort out any outstanding issues, in the dispute over recruitment and retention.

    Both sides have now agreed to attend discussions at the WRC on Monday, ahead of returning to the Labour Court on Wednesday.

  • SIPTU Health representatives have today accepted an invitation to attend exploratory talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow at 2.30pm to discuss the dispute on job evaluation. The dispute has led to the scheduled strike action of 10,000 health workers, which is due to commence on Thursday, 20th June.

    SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said; “We have accepted the invitation from the WRC to attend the talks. We will use these talks as an opportunity to restate our members’ position that the Government must make every effort to resolve this dispute. Failure to resolve this dispute will undoubtedly bring pressures on the delivery of health services.”

  • Hospitals are facing major disruption, after talks to avert a strike by over 40-thousand nurses, ended without agreement last night.

    The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation was locked in three days of talks with the HSE at the Workplace Relations Commission to try and avert the threatened action, which begins on Wednesday.

    It's the first of six 24-hour nationwide work stoppages - and potentially the largest health-service strike in the country's history. 


  • The HSE is contacting patients whose surgeries or appointments can now go ahead following the cancellation of today's strike.

    10 thousand hospital support staff were due to walk off the job today in a row over pay rises - but the 24-hour strike was called off last evening.

    Both sides are to meet at the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon - with strikes planned for next week if there's no resolution.

    Should the strikes go ahead next Tuesday and Wednesday, there's concern that thousands more appointments will be cancelled.