Siptu health service support staff such as healthcare assistants, laboratory aides as well as porters and cleaners backed strike action by 94 per cent. Photograph: Alan Betson

Thousands of health services support staff in more than 30 hospitals and other facilities are set to take industrial action in the weeks ahead over pa(...)

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 (...)

Senior general secretary designate of Fórsa Kevin Callinan said “advances in new technologies and work organisation could defray much of the cost of reduced working time in the public service and elsewhere”. File photograph: Laura Hutton

The country’s largest public service union is to seek talks on reducing the working hours for State employees back to pre-crisis levels as part of a m(...)

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 . (...)

Minister for Health  Simon Harris  is expected to propose a new process to deal with the two-tier pay issue at the IMO conference on Saturday. File image: Michelle Devane/PA Wire

Hospital consultants and non-consultant hospital doctors will jointly ballot for industrial action if the Government does not move to end the two-tier(...)

The National Ambulance Service received 259 calls on Friday between 7am and noon, with five of these responded to by the Department of Defence, the HSE said. File photograph: Alan Betson

The HSE has said it was able to respond to ambulance service calls on Friday despite a strike by up to 500 personnel. The staff concerned staged a wo(...)

The HSE’s chief clinical officer warned there would be “reduced levels of care” in emergency departments and hospitals on Wednesday. Dr Colm Henry  said even if the strike was called off it would not be a case of normal service resuming. Photograph: Getty Images

Unions said on Monday night that preparations were continuing for a major national strike by nurses as last-minute attempts continued in the Labour Co(...)

Ambulance staff stage a work stoppage last week at the ambulance facility on Davitt Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Up to 500 ambulance service personnel are to go on strike for two more days as part of a dispute over trade union representation rights and the deduct(...)

ASTI picket at Monkstown Park College in 2016. File photograph: Eric Luke

Second-level teachers have said they may ballot for strike action following their rejection of Government proposals for ending the controversial two-t(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, general secretary of the INMO with Martina Harkin-Kelly, president of the INMO at talks in the Workplace Relations Commission. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

About 15,000 people will have hospital out-patient appointments scheduled for next Wednesday cancelled as a result of the planned nurses’ strike, the (...)

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