Date Released: 24 January 2014
SIPTU representatives will attend an emergency meeting at 4.30 p.m. today (Friday, 24th January) with the joint provisional liquidators appointed to the Mount Carmel Hospital, Dublin, by the High Court.
SIPTU Organiser, Kevin Figgis, said: “We are deeply concerned by this move. We will be seeking to explore all possibilities for maintaining the operation of this landmark hospital."
He added: “Our members working at Mount Carmel have always shown great dedication to the care of their patients and this news has been a devastating blow to them. SIPTU will be seeking to ensure that everything is done to explore all possible avenues to protect the hospital and the jobs associated with it.”
SIPTU represents workers from several grades at the hospital which has a total workforce of over 300.