Stormont crisis means no pay offer for health workers

THERE have been warnings of possible further health strikes to come here, despite talks with the Secretary of State, with local health workers not entitled to the same pay deal offered to their colleagues in England. Health workers in the North have been taking part in industrial action for the past four months, just as their […]

Health worker’s car windows smashed in SWAH car park

A HEALTH worker’s car has been vandalised and their bag stolen on the grounds of the South West Acute Hospital. Police received a report of the incident last Monday at around 5:30am after the worker returned to their car to find the windows had been smashed and a bag stolen. Inspector Hicks said, “Two young […]

Health unions threatening to strike after pay rise ‘insult’

HEALTH workers in Fermanagh have described a proposal that would give NHS workers a pay rise of just one percent as an “insult.” With unions now threatening strike action after voicing their “disgust” at the plan, fears have emerged that the proposal could lead to local workers quitting their jobs which would add further pressure to staffing levels at […]