Nursing representatives also argue that pay rises are required both to encourage new graduates to join the public health system and to incentivise those already in post to stay there.

In the coming days the Public Service Pay Commission is expected to finalise the first element of its new report: an examination on whether the countr(...)

Medical organisations have estimated that the number of vacant consultant positions could be up to 450. Photograph: Thinkstock

There are almost 350 vacant hospital consultant posts across the public health service, new HSE figures show. The largest hospital in the south of t(...)

Review maintains that 82% of all nurses and midwives are on basic salaries in excess of €40,000, exclusive of allowances or premium payments. Photograph: The Irish Times

There has been no mass exodus of nursing staff from the Irish health system, the Government’s spending review has argued. It also maintains that pay(...)

Irish Medical Organisation president Dr Peadar Gilligan said the pay differential was directly leading to longer waiting lists for patients. File photograph: Shane O’Neill, SON Photographic

Doctors have warned of potential industrial action in hospitals if the Government does not eliminate what they have described as pay discrimination be(...)

 Martina Harkin-Kelly, INMO president, said: ‘The target for me is pay.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Delegates at the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) conference in Cork have voted unanimously to strike if pay is not increased. An emerg(...)

More than 70 per cent of those who are training and will soon qualify as nurses plan to leave the State, according to a survey by the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO).

More than 70 per cent of those who are training and will soon qualify as nurses are considering leaving the State, according to a survey by the Irish (...)

Teachers on a picket line in 2014. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

There is some leeway in the public finances – and the pressure is on from all sides. On Friday another front will be opened when negotiators from the (...)

Teachers from the INTO, ASTI and TUI protesting before a Government report on pay equalisation. File photograph: Alan Betson

Tens of thousands of staff who entered the public service in recent years on lower pay rates appear likely to receive special increases to allow them (...)

Teachers are among those public servants demanding a pay disparity be dealt immediately. Pictured at the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation annual conference earlier this month are Graham Fitzpatrick, Ed Platt, John Paul Phelan and Michael Weed, who are calling for equal pay for all teachers. Photograph: Moya Nolan.

A year ago the Government believed the issue of public service pay was settled until the end of 2020. An €850 million deal was to provide State emplo(...)

Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are likely to back a motion calling for a ballot for industrial action

Psychiatric nurses appear poised to back potential strike action in a row over pay. At their annual conference in Cavan on Thursday, members of the (...)

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