Ireland - Dispute in health care addressed by the labour court - August 31, 2019

The Labour Court will reconvene in a health support staff dispute. In a statement to management and SIPTU, the court noted that its role under the Industrial Relations Act is to investigate disputes. The dispute centres on a job evaluation scheme, which the Government agreed to carry out during negotiations on the last Public Service Stability Agreement. The job evaluations examine whether roles have changed and whether pay rises are warranted. Trade union SIPTU has accepted the invitation to attend the hearing. SIPTU blamed the government for failing to pay increases recommended by a job-evaluation scheme which examined whether any of the roles of the staff had changed and expanded in recent years.

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