Ireland - Health workers suspend industrial action - February 28, 2018

Several thousand health and social care workers, working in the so called ‘section 39 agencies’ funded by the Department of Health, voted in January in favour of a one-day strike over the failure to restore their pay cuts in line with public servants (see our January Newsletter). But on 9 February, they agreed on suspending the strike for six weeks following an agreement, facilitated by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), to begin a process that will lead to the restoration of pay for thousands of health and social care workers.

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