SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 21st June) confirmed that the €1000 pandemic recognition payment has been paid to hundreds of members working as contract cleaners in hospitals following a public protest last week by the ‘Forgotten Frontline Heroes Campaign’. Last Thursday (15th June), protests were held outside of Beaumont Hospital in Dublin, University Hospital Limerick and Galway University Hospital by contact cleaners to highlight the fact that they had yet to be paid the €1000 Pandemic Special Recognition Payment. SIPTU Services Division Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said: “Following the successful day of action by our members in Dublin, Limerick, and Galway we have received confirmation that the Pandemic Special Recognition Payment has been paid to the workers involved.” She added: “The speedy processing of this payment shows the power of effective protest. Our members showed tremendous strength and unity over the last number of months to win this campaign. We will continue our campaign of actions across the country until every contract services worker in the health sector, who worked through the pandemic, get what they are entitled to.”