Sligo man reelected as SIPTU Honorary President

A local HSE worker has been re-elected as the SIPTU Honorary President for the second time running.

Sligo based Padraig Peyton, who was first elected in 2017, and the first ever SIPTU Honorary president, was voted in at the SIPTU Biennial Delegate Confernce last week.

As well as bringing union activism into local communities, Peyton who is a SIPTU Nursing member claims will “protect and enhance health service provison, particularly in the West”

Padraig Peyton is calling for the current ban on employment across the HSE to be scraped as trolleys figures rise across the north west:

Meanwhile there are 56 patients waiting on hospital beds in the north west today.

There are currently 28 people waiting on beds in Letterkenny University Hospital and a further 28 also waiting in Sligo University Hospital.

The figures come from the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation.

Nationwide INMO figures show there are 587 admitted patients waiting for beds today, an increase of 116 on yesterdays figure, with Limerick University Hospital worst hit again with 80