Latest on action by firefighters, health and municipal workers


Retained firefighters organised by the SIPTU union have voted to end their dispute and accept an offer that includes measures on recruitment, pay and time off. The union hopes that these will help resolve serious staff shortages. Meanwhile, the Fórsa trade union is involved in disputes in health and local government. The union has agreed to suspend planned industrial action by health workers set to begin on 11 September. Fórsa will now continue negotiations in at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) in relation to career progression for eight groups of health and social care professionals. However, industrial action short of a strike in local government was due to go ahead on 11 September following a failure to make any progress in negotiations. The union has called for urgent conciliation by the WRC.

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