IMPACT members to discuss upcoming health action

Pay, benchmarking and problems in the health service are among the issues up for discussion at IMPACT's annual conference over the coming days.

More than 600 of the union's members are gathering in Co Kilkenny today for the start of the meeting.

One of the main items on the agenda is IMPACT's plan to mount industrial action in the health service to protest at the HSE's controversial recruitment ban.

The union's members say they will refuse to work non-emergency overtime and out-of-hours work and will refuse to cover jobs left unfilled due to the recruitment freeze.

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