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SIPTU Health members overwhelmingly endorse Labour Court recommendations on job evaluation scheme

Date Released: 18 September 2019

SIPTU members working as health service support staff have voted by 95.65% to 4.35% in favour of a Labour Court recommendation aimed at resolving a dispute over a HSE job evaluation scheme.

The result of the vote was announced today (Wednesday, 18th September) in Liberty Hall, Dublin. In a separate ballot, chefs working for the Health Service Executive (HSE) also voted overwhelmingly by a margin of 98.1% to 1.9% in favour of acceptance of the terms of a Labour Court recommendation concerning a dispute related to a grading process that could see an improvement to their payment and conditions.   
 
SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell said:  “It was never our members’ desire to engage in strike action but after months of obstruction were left with no option but to express themselves and their frustrations. Their strength and resolve is the reason we are here today with this emphatic result and a mandate to pursue phases 3 and 4 of the job evaluation scheme for support grades and a satisfactory conclusion to an agreed process for chef members. We expect that the Government will respond positively and quickly to these ballot results and that our members will receive the payments due to them without any unnecessary delay.”


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