Thursday, 7 February 2019
Nurses and Midwives Industrial Action: Statements
This dispute will be resolved sooner or later. For the sake of patients, staff and the Government, the sooner that happens the better. The Ministers said earlier that they are prepared to engage. Both the Minister for Health and the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform need to send a clear signal that employers will engage in an honest endeavour on this and there will be no preconditions on negotiations. Everything must be on the table. It will be sorted out around the table, sooner or later, but the Government must give a clear signal and make a clear statement this morning that everything will be on the table and there will be no preconditions.