A planned strike by household and catering staff in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services in Dublin has been deferred at the request of the Workplace Relations Commission pending further talks.
Siptu said the dispute is over the outsourcing of household and catering services.
Louise O’Reilly, Sinn Féin’s health spokesperson, said he supported the staff.
She said: “The thing about St. Patrick’s Hospital is that it’s in the heart of the communities, it’s in the heart of Dublin 8, there’s an awful lot of local people employed in it
“The workers are naturally going to try and protect those jobs to the maximum extent possible from outsourcing and many trade unionists have refereed to outsourcing as the start of going for the race to the bottom.”
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