Health strike: Labour Court to hold hearing as WRC talks end without agreement

Union in dispute with Government over pay for support personnel

HSE support workers, members of the SIPTU Trade union from 38 hospitals and healthcare facilities are striking over what they claim is the government’s failure to ‘meaningfully engage’ with pay restoration talks. Video: Bryan O'Brien / David Raleigh

Talks aimed at averting three days of scheduled strike action by health service support staff ended without agreement on Thursday night at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

The trade union Siptu, which represents the staff concerned and public service management are to attend a preliminary hearing at the Labour Court without preconditions on Friday morning.

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