Galway, Waterford community workers plan work stoppage

28/06/2022 21:04:00

SIPTU members employed in community organisations in counties Waterford and Galway have announced a 24-hour work stoppage on Wednesday 6 July as part of a pay dispute.

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SIPTU members employed in community organisations in counties Waterford and Galway have announced a 24-hour work stoppage on Wednesday 6 July as part of a pay dispute.

SIPTU members employed in community organisations in counties Waterford and Galway have announced a 24-hour work stoppage on Wednesday 6 July as part of a pay dispute.

The organisations involved in Co Galway are Galway Rural Development, Galway Rape Crisis, EmployAbility, the Oranmore CE Scheme and the Claregalway/Annaghdown CE Scheme.In County Waterford, the organisations involved are Active People Community Group, Ballybeg CDP, Cappoquin Community Employment, Caring in Waterford, Compact Community CE Scheme, Tay Valley CLG and West Waterford GAA Clubs.

At the weekend, SIPTU members in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) announced they would engage in a work stoppage on 5 July as part of the long-running pay dispute.The IWA workers say that although they do essentially the same job as HSE healthcare assistants, they are paid considerably less.

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The strike is linked to a wider campaign by workers in the sector who say they have not had a pay rise in 14 years.T he Galway boss condemned the ugly brawl that erupted on the Cusack Stand touchline as both teams made their way to the tunnel at the end of normal-time, but his overriding post-match emotions were relief, pride - and sympathy for Armagh.I n a statement released to Independent.This field is required Afterwards, Joyce reflected on how Galway have been “accused of being soft in the past” but praised his players for showing “great character and great resilience” to win a big game in Croke Park.

The organisations involved in Co Galway are Galway Rural Development, Galway Rape Crisis, EmployAbility, the Oranmore CE Scheme and the Claregalway/Annaghdown CE Scheme. In County Waterford, the organisations involved are Active People Community Group, Ballybeg CDP, Cappoquin Community Employment, Caring in Waterford, Compact Community CE Scheme, Tay Valley CLG and West Waterford GAA Clubs. “We’re condensing this season into six or seven months, which is crazy, to be honest. At the weekend, SIPTU members in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA) announced they would engage in a work stoppage on 5 July as part of the long-running pay dispute. Footage on RTÉ's coverage appeared to show that starting players, substitutes and a number of extended panel members, who were not part of the match day squads, were involved in the incident. The IWA workers say that although they do essentially the same job as HSE healthcare assistants, they are paid considerably less. “And while we take the victory, my heart goes out to them because they added great colour today and great support, and it’s not the way to do it and it’s something the GAA must look at … penalties is for soccer, it’s not for GAA, in my eyes. The Irish Wheelchair Association is a 'Section 39' organisation contracted to provide services on behalf of the HSE for a funding grant in accordance with Section 39 of the Health Act 2004.” Meanwhile, former justice minister Charlie Flanagan has called for an investigation into a melee.

The IWA says it cannot increase pay for staff without an increase in its HSE Section 39 grant.” Joyce hailed the character of his side for recovering from the double-whammy of two Armagh goals during a prolonged period of injury-time at the end of normal time, stretching to almost ten minutes." Meanwhile, former GAA president Liam O’Neill believes Croke Park must “get to grips” with the issue of mass brawls after yesterday’s chaotic scenes. "IWA has written to the HSE to request that they urgently agree to fund an increase in the pay of IWA staff in line with public sector pay increases, which they had always done until 2008," the association said in a statement. "The Irish Wheelchair Association fully understands and accepts the frustration of our staff which has led to this industrial action," the IWA added. Then we lost our captain in extra-time. "This situation is due to the failure of successive Governments to adequately fund the community sector and Section 39 organisations," said SIPTU Public Administration and Community Division Organiser, Adrian Kane. And he also called on the Association to “tidy up our act” after several controversies this year where proposed suspensions arising from clear bouts of indiscipline have been quashed on technicalities. "This has resulted in our members being left way behind in terms of pay and conditions because of a break down in a previous link between their terms of employment with those of workers in the public sector," he added. “Coming in at full-time, in feels nearly like a loss at this stage,” he added. A Garda spokesperson said: “No complaint has been made to An Garda Síochána, at this time.

Across the country, workers in other care and community organisations are also conducting ballots for industrial action as part of the 'Valuing Community' campaign, which is supported by SIPTU, ICTU, Fórsa and the INMO. The Department of Health has previously said that because Section 39 organisations are privately owned, setting pay rates for their staff is not a matter for the Government. Then they found eight minutes’ injury-time and then played two extra more than that, they played ten. Enter email address Sign Up “We’d an absolutely fantastic game yesterday in Croke Park, we had everything we want in Gaelic games, and yet this morning you’re talking to me about violence and that’s a huge pity,” he said. .