Ireland - Ongoing dispute over union rights leads to strike by ambulance workers - February 28, 2019

About 500 ambulance workers are participating in a two-day strike from 7 AM to 5 PM, in an ongoing dispute over trade union representation rights and the deduction of union subscriptions at source from their wages. The striking ambulance workers’ union is the National Ambulance Service Representative Association (Nasra) that is part of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA) but this union is not recognised by management as a representative body for ambulance personnel. The ambulance workers already held two previous work stoppages in recent weeks as part of a campaign to get their union recognised. According to the general secretary of the PNA the ambulance workers believe so strongly that they should be able to join the union of their choice and be represented by that union that they are willing to take this two day action and to take further action.

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