Pay campaigns in health and justice


The recent campaign of protests by the HSSMS-MT and SSZSSH health unions, “We are health care”, led to a meeting with the government to discuss pay and how to ensure that nurses and other health workers do not lose out in comparison to doctors and other health professionals. The government’s promise that a new pay agreement in 2024 would resolve the issue was not enough to convince the unions who said that they cannot wait until next year to see progress. Further negotiations are now planned. Meanwhile, the SDLSN trade union has called for mediation over its claim for a €400 pay increase for staff in the Ministry of Justice. The union argues that there has been a longstanding demand for higher pay for workers in the ministry and that it hasn’t ruled out strike action if mediation fails to deliver.

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