A planned strike involving hundreds of healthcare workers in Letterkenny University Hospital has been deferred.
Significant disruption was expected at the hospital on Thursday as staff planned a 24-hour industrial action.
The strike was deferred this Wednesday evening, as SIPTU representatives confirmed that emergency talks will be held at the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) tomorrow.
The dispute involves SIPTU members in a variety of positions at the hospital, including health care assistants, maternity care assistants, laboratory aides, chefs, and surgical instrument technicians, and staff working in portering, household and catering services.
The dispute is centred on the HSE’s failure to implement pay increases arising from an agreed job evaluation scheme.
The strike was due to be carried out by 10,000 health support staff nationwide, 700 of which are based in Letterkenny and Sligo Hospitals.