Press Release

Minister Harris welcomes decision to defer industrial action by Section 39 workers

“I welcome the deferral of industrial action by SIPTU and I’m pleased that key healthcare services will not be disrupted on Tuesday.

It is recognised that Section 39 agencies provide vital services to often the most vulnerable in our society.

I also welcome the reconvening by the Workplace Relations Commission of talks on the issues in dispute. I would like to acknowledge ICTU and the trade unions for their participation in this process. I would encourage all parties to continue to engage with the process being facilitated by the WRC with a view to reaching a satisfactory resolution. ”