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Ambulance personnel across the north west are to hold a series of 24-hour strikes at the end of the month. Those who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are taking part in the industrial action to have the union of their choice recognised by the HSE. The strikes will…

Ambulance personnel across the north west is to escalate it’s industrial action with a serious of 24 hour strikes. Members who belong to the Psychiatric Nurses Association want the HSE to recognise the trade union as well as deduct and remit their subscription fee from their pay. Dates for the…

About 600 ambulance personnel from the Psychiatric Nurses Association are starting a two-day strike. It will last from from 7am to 5pm today and tomorrow. In the north west, today’s action involves about 240 staff; they include paramedics as well as emergency medical technicians. They are members of the National…

Ambulance personnel in the North West say the HSE has made no effort to communicate with them to try to resolve an ongoing dispute over union membership. Workers who are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are on picket lines across the region for a second day today. Members are…

Ambulance personnel across various locations in the north west are on strike today in a row over union recognition. The industrial action will continue until 5 o’clock this evening. Therese Madden reports from the picket line at Sligo University Hospital. Members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are picketing at Sligo…

There are serious concern in the mid to North Leitrim areas as regards ambulance response times. These concerns increased during the past month with the transfer of the Carrick-on-Shannon based ambulance to Boyle. Even though ambulance services have returned to Cortober, which is close to the County Town, inside the…

SIPTU is calling on the National Ambulance Service to begin a recruitment drive for the National Emergency Operations Centre. The centre operates in two places, one in Ballyshannon Co. Donegal with the other in Dublin. SIPTU says they are understaffed by 35 operators and former agreements are not being honoured.…