SIPTU members working in Section 39 organisations have voted overwhelmingly to accept the terms of Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals aimed at resolving pay injustice in the sector. The result of the national ballot, confirming 90% of votes cast were in support of the proposals, was announced today (Tuesday, 4th December) in Liberty Hall, Dublin. SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell said: “This result is the culmination of over 18 months of hard work by our members and organisers in getting pay justice for Section 39 on the Government's agenda. We started on this journey to win full pay restoration for our members and to re-establish the pay link between Section 39 workers and their counterparts in the public health service. These proposals go a long way towards achieving everything we set out to win for our members”  He added: “Our job now is to make sure that the Government and the employers live up to their side of the bargain and pay our members what they are owed as agreed.” SIPTU Sector Organiser, Eddie Mullins, said: “During this entire dispute and ballot, our members demonstrated great compassion and responsibility by doing everything in their power to achieve a legitimate objective without affecting services to vulnerable clients.” He added: “Our members now have a right result, light at the end of the tunnel and a mechanism to achieve full pay restoration.”