A proposed strike involving close to 5,000 workers from organisations funded by the Health Service Executive and other State agencies due to take place this morning, has been suspended following agreement between all parties at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).
The talks concluded in the early hours of the morning.
Speaking to the Donegal News this week Mary McGrenra service coordinator at the Irish Wheelchair Association in Donegal said at the core of the problem was over a decade of a “significant difference” in pay between section 39, 10 and 56 workers and those employed directly by the Health Service Executive (HSE).
Following last nights talks a proposal was agreed that acknowledges that workers in Section 39, 10 and 56 agencies deserve pay equality.
“Details of briefing sessions and ballot arrangements will follow. Concerted efforts by union members, service users, and supporters have enabled this significant achievement which will transform the provision of critical services for vulnerable people in Ireland,” the Fórsa statement concluded.