North West nurses leader hopeful of ‘meaningful discussions’ in bid to avert strike

The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation will sit down for talks with the HSE today to try and avert strike action which will affect hospitals and nursing units across the north west.

The talks at the Workplace Relations Commission, are aimed at averting planned strike action – the first of which is due to take place next Wednesday.

The union says that low levels of pay have left the public health service unable to recruit and retain enough nurses and midwives to safely care for patients.

Speaking to Ocean FM’s Therese Madden, INMO North West Industrial Relations Officer, Maura Hickey says she it hopeful both side can engage in meaningful discussions.