Workers Party Upper Bann representative, Damien Harte has expressed the Party’s support for the health care workers on the picket line outside Craigavon Area Hospital.
They are protesting against plans to change their pay from weekly to monthly and alter their shift patterns.
‘The workers most effected are low paid women workers with the cleaners, home care workers and catering staff among the worst effected – all of them vital members of the front line team’, Damien said
The proposed new arrangements would also change shift patterns. Leave payments will be changed substantially effecting their take home pay.
The Southern Health & Social Services Trust is attempting to squeeze further financial savings out of the most vulnerable of its workers. For those involved and for the services they provide it is vitally important that their terms and conditions are protected.