Thursday, 7 February 2019
Nurses and Midwives Industrial Action: Statements
Louise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
The purpose of that statement is not lost on people. It was more pathetic spin from the Government. It had the opposite effect to the one intended by the Government. The Government should be under no illusions. These men and women have the support of the public and most people here. Will the Ministers apologise for issuing that press statement? Do they accept that it was more than discourteous, that it was disrespectful? Will they commit to sending a signal to the Labour Court that if the parties get around the table, there will be money to resolve this dispute?