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Tomorrow's Health Strike Has Been Called Off

Niall Colbert
Niall Colbert

6:19 PM - 19 Jun 2019



Tomorrow's health strike has been called off.

Up to 10,000 health care workers were set to take to the picket lines at 38 hospitals and healthcare facilities nationwide.

They were walking off the job following a row with government over €19 million worth of pay rises which they say are owed to them.

SIPTU says the strike has been deferred pending the outcome of emergency talks at the Workplace Relations Commission.

The Union's Health Divisional Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “Discussions on the implementation of the job evaluation scheme for SIPTU members in the health service will commence tomorrow. Preparations for strike for next Tuesday (June 25th) and Wednesday (June 26th) will continue.”

Health Minister Simon Harris has welcomed the news:



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