Pre-Christmas Pay Rise For Healthcare Workers

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As part of the People Before Profit All-Ireland Week of Action supporting healthcare workers protests will be held in Derry, Belfast and Dublin on Saturday November 14 supporting a Pay Rise for Healthcare workers. 
The Derry action will be held at the entrance to Altnagelvin Hospital grounds 2pm Saturday November 14. All are welcome – and asked to wear a mask and maintain social-distancing. See attached. 
People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin successfully brought forward the following motion to Derry and Strabane Council supporting the pay rise campaign in September:
“Council gives its full support to the demand of healthcare workers and their trade unions for an immediate pay increase of between £2,000 and 15%. Council supports a significant pay increase for all frontline and essential workers. Council will invite local representatives of health and social care trade unions to speak about their pay, staffing demands and the challenges they face working in the health service.”  
Ahead of the day of action People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin said, 
“Healthcare workers are on the coalface everyday of the pandemic. They deserve our utmost respect and solidarity. 
They fight everyday to keep our health service functioning despite years of underfunding and understaffing. The Executive forced them to strike last December for basic pay parity and has so far refused to follow through on its commitment to reimburse health workers for pay lost during the strike. 
There should be a pre-Christmas significant pay rise for all health and social care workers. We are fully supporting the campaigning efforts of all trade unions for this demand. It should be agreed to as a matter of urgency. The decades of neglect and disrespect for the pay and conditions of all workers must end.”

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