Date Released: 10 April 2015
The SIPTU Health Division is organising a major rally outside of the Department of Health inDublin at the end of this month, as part of its campaign for greater investment in healthcare services and workers.
The rally will be staged outside the Department on Thursday, 30th April at 2.30p.m. with registration for the SIPTU Health workers attending beginning at Liberty Hall at 1.30 p.m.
SIPTU Health Division Organiser, Paul Bell, said: “Front line health care workers have put their shoulders to the wheel and against the odds kept thehealth service going for the last seven years. During that same period theyhave endured pay cuts, pension levies, universal social charges and other reductions.
“Now as the national economy is recovering and the economic emergency has been declared over, it's time to give health care workers back their money to spend in the local economy.
He added: “If we want quality publicly funded health services we need to start investing in them.Seven years of cuts has led to more work and less pay for health care workers and spiralling for-profit agency costs. Quality health services need motivated front line staff that give patients the carethey deserve.”