SIPTU representatives have today (Thursday, 31st May) sought a meeting with the management the Mater Private Group following the announcement that MP Healthcare Holdings, the holding company of Mater Private Group, is to be sold to a subsidiary of InfraVia Capital Partners. SIPTU Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “SIPTU representatives are seeking to meet with hospital management in order to get a clear picture of the proposed sale of the hospital group and what impact, if any, it may have on our members. In the world of high finance and capital, the people on the ground providing the services can sometimes be forgotten. We will not let that happen.” He added: “The protection of our members terms, conditions and employment is paramount. We will be making that point loud and clear to management.” SIPTU Sector Organiser, Kevin Figgis, said: “SIPTU representatives will be seeking a guarantee from management that there is no risk to the continued provision of services provided by our members and no risks to employment levels within the hospital.”  He added: “In addition, we will be seeking to ensure there are no risks to our members pensions and outstanding matters relating to shares held by the staff.”