Sector Organiser

Marie Butler

Marie Butler joined the SIPTU Health Division in 2011 and organises from Cork to Carlow in Area South for the Union.

Marie is responsible for over 10,000 SIPTU members across HSE South, HSE South East in all areas of employment whether in the private or voluntary healthcare sector.

Marie coordinates on the collective issues arising in Area South and has recently set up a national Health Care Assistants Committee.

Marie is actively pursuing an agenda for Health Care Assistants that includes registration, a HCA job description, ongoing training and the professionalisation of this vital public service.

A keen and experienced negotiator Marie was a member of the SIPTU team that secured the terms of the Haddington Road Agreement.

Marie has worked full time for SIPTU since 1996 and was Branch Secretary of the Waterford Branch from 1999 to 2009 and also served as secretary of the Waterford Council of Trade Unions from 2007 – 2010.

Before joining SIPTU Marie worked for 17 years in Hasbro – a toy manufacturer in Waterford.