Talks between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and Management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), regarding the dispute over inadequate staffing levels at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, have been adjourned due to the failure of management to produce any firm proposals for consideration by the Organisation.
The current action, in the form of a work to rule, by INMO members at the hospital will remain in place.
Speaking this afternoon, INMO Industrial Relations Officer, Tony Fitzpatrick said:
“The INMO will await a formal written proposal from the management team and will then consider if there is a basis for further negotiations under the auspices of the WRC. However, management must realise that this is a very serious issue which must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”