SIPTU To Ballot St Patrick's Mental Health Services

SIPTU has announced that it will ballot its members at St Patrick's Mental Health Services over proposed industrial action.

The ballot for industrial action is the result of a dispute over a management decision to cease employer contributions to the staff defined benefit pension scheme.

SIPTU Organiser, Aideen Carberry, said: "This ballot for industrial action results from a decision by senior management and the Board of Governors of St Patrick's Mental Health Services to cease employer contributions to the staff defined benefit pension scheme.

"A sizeable number of SIPTU members attended a lunchtime protest held (Wednesday, 19th April) outside St Patrick's Mental Health Services. Our members are clear in their demand that management must engage with their union to resolve this dispute."

The ballot for industrial action, up to and including strike action, will conclude on Wednesday, 26 April.


Related Irish News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

17 August 2016
Allowance Payment Agreement Reached For Mental Health Nurses
A payment schedule for a community allowance for mental health nurses has been secured by SIPTU nursing representatives. The agreement was made at talks between the union and HSE management at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) on Tuesday, 16 August.
20 January 2017
SIPTU To Ballot Hospital Members On Industrial Action
SIPTU member support staff at selected hospitals are to be balloted on proposed industrial action in a dispute concerning breaches of the national public service agreements and their exclusion from concessions provided to other emergency department workers.
17 November 2016
SIPTU To Consider Request To Postpone Ballot On Industrial Action
SIPTU has said that it will consider postponing a ballot of its members in an ongoing public pay dispute, following a request from the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU). SIPTU had previously said that it would ballot its members today unless new talks on public pay had been agreed.
29 May 2012
SIPTU To Ballot Water Service Workers On Industrial action
SIPTU will commence a ballot for industrial action of its members employed in local authority water services across the country in the coming weeks.
28 January 2008
Ambulance Staff To Ballot Over 'Privatisation'
A leading trade union is to ballot its 1,200 emergency ambulance personnel for industrial action. SIPTU is taking the action after the HSE awarded contracts to three companies for the provision of a private ambulance service.