Three days of strikes by 10,000 health workers next week have been deferred.
They've been deferred at the request of the Labour Court.
SIPTU's Paul Bell says they will have a full Labour Court meeting on Wednesday:
A 3-day strike by 10 thousand health workers next week has been deferred
SIPTU’s Paul Bell has been speaking outside the Labour Court in the last few minutes: pic.twitter.com/to1ZQ2jhW7
— Stephen Murphy (@Stephen_Murphy5) June 28, 2019
The dispute is over when 10 thousand HSE support staff should get pay rises.
Earlier today the Health Minister Simon Harris said the gap between the HSE and SIPTU wasn't that big.
Minister Harris said there was a "real responsibility" on all parties to maturely resolve the dispute in the Labour Court.
He's welcomed the deferral of next week's strikes:
Welcome news that the SIPTU strike has been deferred for next week and that a full Labour Court hearing will now take place. Good news for patients. Provides space and opportunity to seek resolution
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) June 28, 2019