Northern Ireland faces 'Winter Disruption' as strikes begin

Posted by GMB Admin
Friday 22 September 2023
GMB Trade Union - Northern Ireland faces 'Winter Disruption' as strikes begin

GMB Union has warned of ‘winter disruption’ as civil servants and health workers being strike action.

Up to 1,000 GMB members across working within the Road Service, Rivers Agency, Forest Service, Environment Agency and Driver Vehicle Agency are now on strike until Wednesday 27 September.

Health workers will be on strike 21 and 22 September.

Workers have walked out after the UK Government failed to address their 2023 pay claim.

Civil Servants across all departments in Northern Ireland have been offered just £552, while health workers have yet to get anything unlike their colleagues in England and Wales.

Alan Perry, GMB Organiser, said:

“Public sector workers across Northern Ireland have had enough of being treated worse than their colleagues across in England and Wales.

“This cost of living crisis effects everyone and GMB members having given the union a clear mandate for action.

“We have no doubt this is the start of a long winter of disruption, unless their pay is addressed.”


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