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IrelandUp to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations

14:25  18 june  2019
14:25  18 june  2019 Source:   extra.ie

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Hospitals and health care facilities face serious industrial disruption later this month as up to 10 , 000 He said it was unacceptable that workers should be forced to go into an official dispute to get what In a statement, the HSE said it would consider any contingency planning required to ensure there

During a series of nurses’ strikes earlier this year, up to 80, 000 patient appointments were cancelled. Mr Bell said the government had agreed to the JES when the Mr Bell said they would be meeting with strike committees tomorrow to discuss contingency plans. He said they would try to insulate more

Up to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Up to 10,000 health workers are set to go on strike this Thursday.

It was decided to go ahead this week after talks ended without agreement at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

In response to the strike on Thursday, the Health Services Executive (HSE) has began contingency preparations.

Up to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland The union SIPTU, which represents the health workers set to go on strike, has been in talks with HSE management, as well as the Department of Health and the Department of Public Expeniture.

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Hospitals are beginning to warn patients of the possibility of service disruption ahead of a 24-hour strike by 10 , 000 Health Service Executive support staff planned for Thursday. In a tweet, St James Hospital in Dublin said it was awaiting guidance from the HSE at national level in relation to how this

The talks were held at the WRC and ended on Monday evening without agreement.

The pay dispute follows a job-evaluation process that found the skill levels for the HSE support staff had increased significantly over the years, leading to union claims for a pay rise.

Up to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Unions and management had met last Thursday but failed to reach an agreement to avoid a strike.

Commenting after the meeting on Monday, SIPTU health division organiser Paul Bell said the strike would go ahead on Thursday morning.

He told the Irish Times: ‘Regrettably it is likely to have serious consequences for the delivery of patient services.

‘A claim by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to the effect that there was no commitment to pay additional money on foot of the job-evaluation scheme is patently inaccurate.

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Talks between SIPTU and health service management will resume at the Workplace Relations Commission today aimed at averting a planned one-day strike on Thursday by 10 , 000 HSE support staff at 38 hospitals and health facilities. However with just three days to go , patients will soon

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Up to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland ‘The health employers accepted the recommendations of the job-evaluation scheme in 2017 which set out which staff members should be upgraded and remunerated accordingly.

Union officials said that with the 2017 evaluation, members were entitled to a pay rise of up to €3,000. The overall cost is about €20million.

Mr Bell said the government had agreed to the evaluation scheme when workers had signed up to the Lansdowne Road Agreement in 2015 and the review had found their duties extended beyond their original job descriptions.

Up to 10,000 health workers to go on strike this week as HSE begins contingency preparations © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Mum Of Newborn Found Dead With Baby In Arms On Cork Hospital Floor

Up to 38 hospitals and health facilities around Ireland will be affected by the 24-hour strike.

The action will involve portering, household and catering services as well as health care assistants, maternity care assistants, laboratory aids, chefs and surgical instrument technicians.

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A contingency plan is a plan devised for an outcome other than in the usual (expected) plan. It is often used for risk management for an exceptional risk that, though unlikely, would have catastrophic consequences. Contingency plans are often devised by governments or businesses.

The union Siptu represents around 10 , 000 HSE support staff who are set to strike Union officials had been in talks with Health Service Executive ( HSE ) management, as well as the Department of Health and the “With regard to the matter of contingency arrangements, Siptu have indicated that they will

Following strike decisions, Minister for Health Simon Harris has called for all sides to ‘use the industrial relations mechanisms of the State’ to avert strike action.

He had urged management and SIPTU to ‘double their efforts’ in the hopes to resolve the row over pay.

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