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10/03/2019 Comments are off SIPTU Health

WRC talks on enhanced nurse contract to continue tomorrow

Nursing and Midwifery talks under the auspices of the Workplace Relations Commission have tonight concluded without agreement on the Enhanced Nurse contract.

Management represented by the HSE, Department of Health and Department of Public Expenditure and Reform has maintained a rigid position on fundamental issues concerning our members’ hours of work, rosters, redeployment, work location and assimilation to the new enhanced payscale all of which are of fundamental concern.

SIPTU has continually opposed management’s objectives in all of these key areas, all of which fundamentally challenge the terms and conditions of nurses & midwives employment.

At the conclusion of talks tonight, the Workplace Relations Commission invited parties to re-engage at 16:00hrs tomorrow (Sunday, 10th March).

SIPTU has accepted this invitation.

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