June 22, 2024

The federal government is being urged to heed the intense issues of well being and neighborhood employees in Donegal, who’re planning a strike over staffing issues.

Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn and Unbiased TD Thomas Pringle visited the Irish Wheelchair Affiliation in Donegal this week to listen to the challenges going through employees and repair customers.

Deputy Mac Lochlainn mentioned that employees really feel that they don’t have any alternative however to take industrial motion to demand motion on persistent funding, recruitment and retention points.

He mentioned: “Strike discover was issued final week following a poll of well being and neighborhood employees represented by Fórsa, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and Siptu. This strike is now solely a fortnight away”.

“In latest days, I met with the employees and repair customers of the Irish Wheelchair Affiliation in Donegal to take heed to their severe issues.

“None of those employees need to be on a picket line – they need to be offering the providers that so many households throughout the state depend upon. However they really feel that they don’t have any alternative however to take industrial motion due to the federal government’s failure to deal with persistent funding and recruitment and retention points.

“These employees fairly rightly really feel like they’re being handled as second class residents. They ship all of the providers that public servants ship, however these employees accomplish that with out the identical or comparable phrases and circumstances. In some circumstances, workers have considerably worse phrases than their HSE counterparts at related grades.”

Deputy Mac Lochlainn was talking after his get together once more appealed for pressing authorities intervention within the Dáil on Tuesday.

He added: “This strike discover should function a wake-up name for the federal government, particularly the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe.

“There can be no decision to this problem till the decision-makers are within the room with the employees’ commerce unions and representatives. Ministers Donohoe and Donnelly should come to the desk to barter a good deal for employees, and the various households who depend on the providers they supply.”

Irish Wheelchair Affiliation employees in Donegal really feel handled ‘as second-class residents’ was final modified: October 4th, 2023 by Workers Author