SIPTU health members rally for fair pay!
SIPTU Health Division members called on the Government to honour its commitment to restore their pay in line with national agreements at a rally last week outside the Department of Health in Dublin.
At the rally, frontline health workers and support staff heard speeches stating that as workers had fulfilled their commitments under the Haddington Road Agreement it was now time for the Government to meet its obligation to restore their pay.
Roisin Quinn, a health care assistant and SIPTU activist, said: “SIPTU is in a battle to make our jobs more sustainable that will support the long term interests of the people we care about and care for.”
SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, called on the Government to live up to its commitments by initially restoring the earnings of lower paid workers.
He said: “Looking to the future we believe that the Government working with SIPTU have an opportunity to commence a journey which will see the closing of the gap between low to middle income earners and those at the top.
“This position is not just about pay and economics its about our society going forward.”
UNI Global Union sends solidarity and support to SIPTU members for their upcoming negotiations.