SIPTU Health representatives to re-engage in talks on nursing recruitment and retention proposals
SIPTU Nursing representatives will today (Friday, 27th January) re-engage in negotiations with the management of the Health Service Executive and Department of Health concerning recruitment and retention of nursing and midwifery professionals.
SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “The employer invited unions to re-engage in talks. It is anticipated that negotiations will predominantly centre on increasing the overall numbers of nurses and midwives. We hope that the period of reflection which the Government has had since Tuesday’s discussions collapsed will allow for a more creative approach to resolving this difficult dispute.”
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Kevin Figgis said: “It is clear the numbers of nurses and midwives working in the health services dramatically decreased throughout the crisis years. SIPTU members want a robust and costed plan to address this deficit and assurances from the employer that the funding is secured to resource these roles.”
Updates will be available throughout the day on the SIPTU Health Division App, website and social media.