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Union plan hospital picket on Monday

TEEU members set to strike at St James’s Hospital.

TEEU members set for strike
Image: PA

ELECTRICAL WORKER’S UNION the TEEU are planning a picket of St James’s Hostpial on Monday. Management at the hospital are however appealing ot the union to delay the planned action.

After talks at the Labour Relations Commission broke down yesterday, the hospital said it would like to pursue discussions directly with the union.

The dispute centres around management’s attempts to transfer the responsibility to reset fire alarms at the hospital from electricians to employees of a private security firm. The hospital says it would save money by doing so, as electricians are currently paid for four to eight hours to simply reset an alarm.

Electricians have already held two four-hour stoppages in recent days, though emergency cover was provided.

The TEEU was also responsible for the recent Otis lifts strike.

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