SIPTU deputy general secretary, Ethel Buckley, said that union members warmly welcome the resounding vote to repeal the 8th Amendment. “Having called and campaigned for repeal with the ‘Together for Yes’ coalition, SIPTU members warmly welcome the massive turnout for the vote to repeal. The result places the issue of women’s health at the forefront of the political agenda.“We also welcome the commitment by the Minister for Health, Simon Harris, to engage with stakeholders on the early implementation of legislation. As a union representing frontline workers in the health service, we look forward to meeting the Minister and actively engaging in that process,” she said.For further information contact: