Date Released: 29 October 2013
SIPTU is holding two information meetings for HSE Home Helps based in Limerick on Tuesday 5th November at the South Court Hotel, and Monday 11th November at the Courtney Lodge Hotel, with both meetings commencing at 7.00 p.m. The meetings will discuss the recent Labour Court recommendation concerning Home Helps’ contracts of employment which establishes a new minimum threshold of working hours and curtails the outsourcing of the service.
The ruling followed an intensive campaign of protest, lobbying and campaigning by SIPTU Home Help activists. There are over 400 HSE Home Help workers based in Limerick and the meeting is open to both members and non-members.
SIPTU Organiser, Ted Kenny, said: “Our members and supporters in Limerick held meetings with local TD’s and councillors and also organised well attended protests last year to highlight cuts to the service. They have kept the pressure up ever since.”
“The Labour Court recommendation finally puts Home Help workers on an equal footing with all other HSE employees. Now we need to ensure delivery of the gains achieved, and that is why it is so important that as many Home Helps as possible come along to these meetings.”