Health care workers in the Northwest could go on strike in February

Health care workers in the Northwest could be set to strike on February 12th over pay conditions.

SIPTU’s warning workers employed by Section 39 organisations will go ahead with all-out strike action unless the Government adequately deals with their demand for pay increases.

Some hospices, community hospitals and rehab facilities are now heavily dependent on Section 39 workers.

The union’s won eight Labour Court recommendations confirming a pay linkage with other health workers providing public services.

SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, says the pay link was acknowledged by the Taoiseach in November but there’s still been no change: