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 […]


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Further health strikes to hit SWAH next week


FURTHER strike action has been scheduled to take place at SWAH this week after failed negotiations between health unions across the North and the Department of Health.  From 10am to 2pm on Friday, all Unison members from the Western Trust at SWAH, Omagh Hospital and Altnagelvin Hospital. Patricia McKeown, Regional Secretary of Unison said, “The […]


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Don’t use us as political football, says health union


ON Monday members of Unison, gathered once again at the picket line to demonstrate their frustrations over pay parity and staffing levels, with further action to cause serious disruption across all boards of the local community and SWAH.  Members of the union have demanded that the health service “should not be used as political leverage,” […]