Paul Bell

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About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support. Photograph: Frank Miller

About 7,000 health service staff have indicated they need some form of childcare support to continue working during the current coronavirus crisis, th(...)

Nursing homes have been particuarly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Existing HSE staff can be re-deployed on a voluntary basis to work in private nursing homes affected by the coronavirus pandemic under an agreement re(...)

Siptu health division organiser Paul Bell says it’s time for the government to provide essential workers with the childcare provision they need. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Health service and other essential workers on the coronavirus frontline are facing a growing childcare crisis that the government needs to address, th(...)

Chris White (right), CEO of the  NCBI, speaks to demonstrators at the strike on Whitworth Road in Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Further strike action by workers in State-funded organisations providing health and social services is inevitable unless they receive restoration of p(...)

Paul Bell, Siptu. at the WRC in June, 2019. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 500 home-help staff working in community and disability services across Dublin city and county are to be balloted for strike action early in the(...)

 Siptu said it was preparing to ballot members inSection 39 orgnaisations following the refusal of DPER to fully honour a recent pay restoration agreement. Photograph: iStock

Industry Correspondent Staff in a number of State-funded voluntary organisations providing health and social care services are to ballot for strike a(...)

 Health support staff during strike action at St James’s Hospital in Dublin city centre on Wednesday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

More than 2,000 patients had scheduled procedures, appointments or operations cancelled in hospitals across the country as a result of the strike on W(...)

Hospital cleaners are among the thousands of support staff across the country who will be balloted on strike action. File photograph: Getty

The Government is facing a potential national strike by support staff in hospitals across the country including porters, security personnel, cleaners (...)

Nurses and midwives look set to stage a series of 24-hour work stoppages in hospitals across the country. Photograph: Frank Miller

The health service is facing further industrial unrest in the weeks ahead as more than 7,000 support staff in hospitals including healthcare assistant(...)

Thousands of Siptu members in State-funded organisations providing health and social care have deferred a one-day strike in a dispute over pay restoration.

A planned strike by more than 5,000 staff working in State-funding voluntary bodies providing health and social services, which was scheduled to go ah(...)

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