Siptu had initially announced that it would ballot about 7,000 health service staff, mainly healthcare assistants and laboratory assistants, for strike action arising from a job-evaluation process . However it later decided to expand this ballot to cover all support staff in 36 hospitals countrywide, including porters, security personnel and cleaners

Thousands of healthcare assistants, hospital chefs and other health service support staff are expected to vote for strike action over pay issues in a (...)

The new deal was brokered at the Labour Court following three days of strikes by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO). Photograph:  Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Nurses and midwives have backed proposals to end their long-running campaign over pay and recruitment/retention issues by 62 per cent in a ballot . (...)

Student nurses Fiona Hanon, UCC/CUH; Sarah Collins, UCC/CUH; and Róisín O’Connell, WIT/UHW, at the Irish launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Nurses are “consistently undervalued”, the president of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) has said. Martina Harkin-Kelly said nurses(...)

Teachers complain that the Government applied Fempi measures arbitrarily. Photograph: PA

Second level teachers have lost out on €15 million in payments as a result of financial penalties imposed by the Government on foot of industrial acti(...)

Siptu has about 4,000 nurse members across acute, community and mental health settings. Photograph: Frank Miller

The trade union Siptu has said it would be “premature” to put the proposed new nursing contract to a ballot. The union also signalled that proposals (...)

The introduction of a new contract and a new higher-paid enhanced nurse grade were key elements of previous Labour Court settlement proposals which led to the suspension of strikes by members of the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The leadership of Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) is to recommend that its members accept proposals aimed at resolving its recent disput(...)

INMO general secretary Phil Ni Sheaghdha: “what determines productivity is better outcomes for patients.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The risk of further industrial action by nurses has not been eliminated, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO ) has said. The union on M(...)

INMO say  there was ‘a very large gap between the INMO and the employers on the new contract’. Photograph: Frank Miller

Plans for the introduction of a new contract for nurses have been referred to the Labour Court after unions described proposals tabled by the Governme(...)

The public service pay agreement is ‘compromised’ but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ dispute, the trade union Siptu has said. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

The public service pay agreement is “compromised” but still standing after the Government’s acceptance of proposals to resolve the recent nurses’ disp(...)

Members of the  Fingal Battalion Against Austerity protest outside the home of Minister for the  Environment Richard Bruton  on Griffith Avenue, Drumcondra, Dublin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Protesters who gathered outside the home of Health Minister Simon Harris last week demonstrated outside the home of Minister for the Environment Richa(...)

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