Hospital support workers have voted overwhelmingly for strike action at 36 facilities across the country.
SIPTU members backed the move by 94%.
Ballot results are in! 🗳️
94% of #ourSIPTU members voted to take strike action in selected hospitals across the country! #ourSIPTU member Anne Sweeney from Letterkenny discusses why we are taking action for #PayJustice pic.twitter.com/X2h4XhmV2F
— SIPTU (@SIPTU) May 17, 2019
The dispute centres on the implementation of a job evaluation scheme.
17,000 workers were balloted, with the union claiming the government have tried to renege on an agreement over the issue.
SIPTU Deputy General Secretary for the Public Sector, John King, said: “Our members have played by the rules, and kept the health services going in recent times. They deserve to get the pay justice they have waited so patiently for.”