SIPTU says progress made to end dispute over Galway health workers unpaid wages
SIPTU says progress made to end dispute over Galway health workers unpaid wages.
SIPTU Organiser Mark Lohan said: “The ongoing work to rule industrial action and the impending strike action at Brothers of Charity, Galway and Ability West, has resulted in some progress from the employers side. This afternoon (Thursday) the Union received proposed language from the employer to resolve the current impasse.
The language seeks to clarify the employers’ position regarding the Labour Court recommendation. This late breaking development is welcomed and SIPTU will reflect and consider the language proposed before replying fully.”
Speaking to SIPTUhealth.ie Mr Lohan said SIPTU members have been turning up the pressure in recent days by demanding that the Minister for Health honours proposals, tentatively agreed, at the LRC this summer.
“Our members have also contacted Galway government TDs and highlighted the way they were treated less favourably than other health workers, and requested that their local representatives bring this unjust reality to the Minister’s door.”