Saturday 24 August 2019

Psychiatric Nurses Association suspends threatened ban on overtime as it heads to the Labour Court

A placard at a previous PNA demonstration in Dublin. Photo: Doug O'Connor
A placard at a previous PNA demonstration in Dublin. Photo: Doug O'Connor

Eilish O’Regan

The Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) has suspended its threatened ban on overtime, which was due to begin this evening.

The threatened action which was in response to their long running pay dispute would have seriously impacted services.

The PNA said today it has accepted an urgent referral to the Labour Court at the request of the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

There has been extensive contact between the PNA and the WRC in the past 24 hours during which some issues have been resolved with further outstanding issues to be referred to the Labour Court.

More than 200 nursing posts have been approved to alleviate the reliance on overtime and agency staff throughout the mental health services.

READ MORE: Psychiatric nurses suspend overtime ban following crunch talks

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