Hospital support staff

  • The HSE is contacting patients whose surgeries or appointments can now go ahead following the cancellation of today's strike.

    10 thousand hospital support staff were due to walk off the job today in a row over pay rises - but the 24-hour strike was called off last evening.

    Both sides are to meet at the Workplace Relations Commission this afternoon - with strikes planned for next week if there's no resolution.

    Should the strikes go ahead next Tuesday and Wednesday, there's concern that thousands more appointments will be cancelled.