4,500 Dublin hospital staff to strike on ‘outsourcing’

Posted in Blog by saraburke on March 18, 2010

This week public sector unions are back into talks with the government. Yet Siptu is planning a 48 hour all out strike action on 7th April in seven Dublin hospitals. So what is going on? At the centre of this industrial action is ‘outsourcing’. Outsourcing is the jargon used to describe the privatising of services which have been traditionally carried out by public sector workers in public services. (more…)