SIPTU Workers To Strike On Wednesday

Written 4 weeks ago by Sinead Hubble

SIPTU says Wednesday’s strike involving 10,000 health support workers, at 38 facilities including the three Midland Regional Hospitals, will go ahead.

It’s after this afternoons talks between the union, the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure ended without agreement.

The dispute between the parties involved centres around pay and a jobs evaluation scheme, with SIPTU claiming its members are owed over 16 million euro.

A strike by thousands of health support staff was due to take place tomorrow, however it was deferred towards the end of last week to allow today’s negotiations to take place.

However, SIPTU has confirmed that this afternoons talks with the HSE and the Department of Public Expenditure have ended without agreement.

It means 10,000 hospital staff including health care assistants, theatre workers, porters and chefs will down tools for a 24-hour stoppage from 8am on Wednesday.