Sides to begin talks to avert strike by thousands of hospital support workers

Talks are due to take place today in a bid to avert strike action by hospital support staff.

10,000 health workers, including porters, chefs, cleaners and health care assistants, are planning to take industrial action on Thursday, June 20.

It follows a row over a job evaluation scheme and pay increases.

Five further days of action are also planned.

The Workplace Relations Commission has called Siptu and the Department of Public Expenditure for discussions at 2.30pm today.

More on this topic

Hillary Clinton visits Barretstown children's charity for its 25th anniversary celebration

Cliffs of Moher coastline 'beautiful but very tragic'; garda says nine bodies have never been recovered

Vogue Williams responses to comments that she’s ‘too thin’

Start-up unveils ‘first long-range solar car’

More in this Section

'We must not repeat the mistakes of a decade ago': Government urged to protect vulnerable citizens after Brexit

Northern Ireland civil rights leader Ivan Cooper dies

Varadkar on SwingGate: 'Not the norm of any party' to publish internal party inquiry results

Sudden thunderstorm causes flooding in Killarney


Lifestyle

Stereolab: The right band at the wrong time

Kaleidoscope: The festival that is Electric Picnic for families

The High Priestess of Punk on 40 years in showbusiness ahead of Irish gig

Orla O’Regan: ‘I treasure the way my life has turned out’

More From The Irish Examiner