The INMO has accepted an invitation from the Chair of the Labour Court to informal talks today at 4:30pm.
The talks will be with the HSE, Department of Health, Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, and the General Secretary of ICTU.
Preparations for the nurses and midwives’ strike on Wednesday January 30th continue.
An INMO spokesperson said:
“We have consistently said that we are open to talks and that this strike can be averted. We will attend these talks in good faith.
“But the ball is firmly in the government’s court. They need to make serious proposals if they are to avert industrial action.
“Strike preparations continue. We are extremely grateful for the outpouring of support from the public, our colleagues in the health service, and from Irish nurses and midwives working overseas.”