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Health Minister Told To "Cop On" & Resolve Nurses Dispute

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

12:14 PM - 30 Jan 2019



The Health Minister has warned that there's no "consequence-free" way to give the country's nurses a pay rise.

Minister Harris has again insisted there can't be any changes to current pay agreements.

37,000 nurses and midwives are on strike across the country today in a protest over pay and conditions.

Simon Harris says there are some things they can offer, but a direct pay rise is not one of them:

There's a willingness on the side of government and management to find a resolution but we have to operate within that space - of not breaching the public service stability agreement. To do anything else would be grossly irresponsible. There is no consequence-free direct pay rise.

Meanwhile, the Sinn Fein leader has joined striking nurses on the picket line at the Mater Hospital in Dublin.

Mary Lou McDonald had a very clear message for the Health Minister:

Sort this out - cop on - get real - get involved and sort this out.



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