Varadkar criticises nurses for picking midweek date for strike

Taoiseach says weekend strike would have affected far fewer patients

January 8th, 2019: Members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) plan to stage six strikes over pay in the weeks ahead.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has strongly criticised nurses for planning to go on strike in the middle of the week rather than at a weekend.

He said the planned work stoppage by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) on January 30th would see thousands of patients missing out on planned medical appointments even if the industrial action was called off at the last minute.

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