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Nursing unions warn of possible disruptions to health services from Monday

New pay rates for agency staff could result in disruptions from next week.

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THE HEALTH SERVICE Executive’s (HSE) decision to cut the pay of agency staff could result in disruption to services from next week according to nursing unions.

The Irish Nurses and Medical Organisation said it was advising agency members not to make themselves available for work from Monday because of new lower wage rates that are being introduced by the HSE.

The Psychiatric Nurses Association also warned that some of the 300 agency nurses that are members may not turn up for work on Monday.

This is likely to lead to disruptions in some facilities within the health service.

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