SIPTU representatives confirm Section 39 talks to reconvene on Monday 9th July
SIPTU representatives have today (Wednesday, 27th June) confirmed that pay restoration talks between SIPTU, the Health Service Executive, the Department of Health and Section 39 health service providers will reconvene, under the auspices of the agreed Workplace Relations Commission process, on Monday 9th July.
SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “Our members are understandably very frustrated at the pace that this process is developing. They emphatically voted yes for strike action in February in their quest to win pay justice. While that strike action was deferred on foot of an agreement that pay restoration would begin this year we are mindful that we are entering the second half of 2018 with no clear timetable for monies to be paid. This inaction will not work for our members.”
He added: “Our members across the Section 39 organisations have taken great heart from the victory of the workers in the Irish Society for Autism as they secured a win worth thousands of euro in early June. Their victory serves as a timely reminder to workers that taking action gets results.”