Section 39 workers Still Waiting for Pay Justice
This weekend health campaigners, trade unionists and political activists called for a national campaign to demand improvements in the health service in Liberty Hall, Dublin.
SIPTU Health Divisional Organiser Paul Bell said that a national campaign was a must and he urged the public to become involved, through local campaigns, unions or political groups and urged delegates to do what they can to ensure Section 39 workers win the campaign for pay justice.
Speaking at the conference, Hugh O’Rourke, SIPTU member and Section 39 worker said the solidarity delegates, speakers and organisers have shown to all Section 39 workers, campaigning for Pay Justice was exactly what we need ahead of our national day of strike action.
“We are still waiting for the Government to do the right thing and give Section 39 workers the recognition and respect we deserve as workers providing the same public services as our HSE colleagues for less pay. The support from the Still Waiting campaign has been very encouraging and we are calling on all SIPTU members, trade unionists and members of the public to stand with us to say enough is enough this injustice, unfairness and inequality of pay for Section 39 workers cannot be allowed to continue.”
The coordinator of the Still Waiting Campaign and SIPTU Health Division member, Cyril Brennan, said that fixing the system would take “the largest solidarity movement ever seen in Ireland”.
He said it was up to the Irish people to get out and help.
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