The Kildare based Psychiatric Nurses Association says strike action - to coincide with a stoppage by the INMO - will go ahead next month unless realistic proposals are put forward by the government.
Both unions say there's a recruitment and retention crisis in nursing - and improvements to pay and conditions are urgently needed.
That's being rejected by the government which says special treatment for nurses would cause knock on pay claims from other public sector workers.
General Secretary of the Sallins-headquartered PNA is Peter Hughes.
He is calling on the government to sit down with the nursing unions and engage with them: