Strike threat leads to partial victory


(March 2017) A strike threat by 10,000 support workers was called off following concessions from health service management. A key victory won by the SIPTU trade union was agreement to start a process of job evaluatoin for support workers. The issue of pay increments for interns would be dealt with in the forthcoming public sector pay negotiations. There was no movement on ensuring that support workers get the same concessions as nursing staff in emergency services but SIPTU said it would continue to pursue this through the labour courts.

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