Updated: 15/11/16 : 07:36:31Printable Version
The Government is coming under increasing pressure to open talks on a new public pay deal - just four months after Lansdowne Road came into effect.
The growing number of public-sector pay claims are likely to dominate this morning's Cabinet meeting.
The Irish Medical Organisation is the latest union to ballot members on industrial action.
The move comes after the Government pulled out of talks on restoring junior doctors' "living out allowance".
Ministers want the discussion sent to the new Public Pay Commission.