Press Release

Health strike deferred to allow for talks tomorrow at WRC

Date Released: 19 June 2019

SIPTU representatives have confirmed that a 24 hour workplace stoppage planned for tomorrow (Thursday, 20th June) has been deferred pending the outcome of emergency talks at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on the implementation of a job evaluation scheme.

SIPTU Health Divisional Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “The strike action scheduled for tomorrow is now deferred at the request of the Workplace Relations Commission. Discussions on the implementation of the job evaluation scheme for SIPTU members in the health service will commence tomorrow (Thursday, 20th June). Preparations for strike for next Tuesday (June 25th) and Wednesday (June 26th) will continue.”


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