The Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation have warned of potential industrial action in the future if their proposals for a pay increases are not met in 2019.
According to RTÉ News the decision of industrial action will be decided next month, once the publication of a Public Service Pay Commission review of staff shortages among nurses and midwives is released.
The union which represents nurses and midwives across the country, are also due to meet with Government officials next month to discuss the implementation of the PSPC recommendations.
It is hoped the latest proposals will address the ongoing difficulties with recruitment and retention.
However the INMO have warned that industrial action is a possibility if its members reject the latest recommendations.