(August 2016) Just under nine out of 10 clerical, administrative and managerial workers in the health service have voted for industrial action if a job evaluation scheme is not reinstated. The scheme was suspended during the austerity measures negotiated with the Irish government but with a commitment to reinstate the scheme from 1 June this year but so far the Health Service Executive The scheme can lead to regrading where jobs have changed but all claims have effectively been suspended for the past eight years. Read more at Impact.
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Members of the SIPTU services union working in the private, non-profit Bon Secours Health System are to commence a national ballot for industrial action in order to secure a job evaluation process for up to 500 support grade workers. Bon Secours and SIPTU have a long-standing agreement linking the pay and working conditions in the organisation to those of workers in the public health systems. The actions of management in recent weeks have threatened this link and the employers are refusing to engage with the union. SIPTU underlines the fact that support grade workers, including health care
(February 2017) Health support staff organised by the SIPTU union have voted 94% in favour of strike action in a dispute over job evaluation and payments to interns. The union argues that after 15 months of negotiations health employers have failed to abide by specific provisions in the national public sector agreements and have granted certain concessions to nurses in emergency units that have been denied to health support staff.