Ireland - Health support staff vote in favour of strike action - June 1, 2019

In an ongoing dispute with the government an overwhelmingly 96% of chefs and 94% of support staff voted in favour of strike action in a ballot organised by trade union SIPTU. The total of 7000 health support staff that plans to go on strike work in 36 health care facilities throughout the country. The dispute with the government centres on the refusal to implement the findings of a job evaluation examining whether their roles and duties have expanded. When their roles and duties would be re-evaluated this could possibly see the health support staff receiving upgrades and pay rises.

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For more information, please contact Sanne van der Gaag or Sjaak van der Velden, De Burcht (Scientific Bureau for the Dutch Trade Union Movement) sannevandergaag@deburcht.org or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Steve Coulter scoulter@etui.org. For previous full issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter or consult the archive with all articles in our database at www.cbnarchive.eu. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org.


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