Press Release

Minister for Health welcomes agreement to avert SIPTU industrial action

The Minister for Health Simon Harris has welcomed the standing down of the threat of industrial action by SIPTU support staff grades after the HSE and the Union reached understandings on outstanding issues relating to Job Evaluation, Interns and ED personnel, saying:

“I am pleased that the threat of action on the 7th of March has been averted and welcome the understanding reached between the HSE & SIPTU.  I believe that the best way to resolve issues is by engagement through industrial relations mechanisms and I am very glad to see that this process has led to the right outcome for staff and patients.”