Members of Fórsa and other unions are taking part in their 15th consecutive daily lunchtime protest at the Sisters of Charity’s headquarters in Sandymount, Dublin today (Monday 12th October).
The #PayUpSisters socially-distanced daily protest got underway on Monday 28th September and is set to continue as unions seek implementation of Labour Court recommendation for fair redundancy payments.
Sisters of Charity staff have been denied fair redundancy payments despite a Labour Court recommendation requiring the HSE and Sisters of Charity to come to a fair conclusion.
The staff involved were let go after a sudden liquidation, and unions have repeatedly requested a meeting with the Sisters of Charity, but have been denied a meeting or any commitment to fair redundancies for the affected staff.
Fórsa official Seán McElhinney said the Labour Court had justified the workers’ position. “We will not permit the Sisters of Charity or the HSE to hide from our campaign. As long as they continue to avoid us, we will continue to bring the fight to them,” he said.
Today marks day 15 of the daily protest by members of Fórsa, @siptuhealth and the @INMO_IRL at the Sisters of Charity HQ in Sandymount, as they campaign for the implementation of a Labour Court recommendation for a fair redundancy. #PayUpSisters https://t.co/fVOf5KVttg
— Fórsa trade union (@forsa_union_ie) October 12, 2020