Protest planned at Antrim hospital over health workers pay issues

Antrim Area Hospital.
Antrim Area Hospital.

On Thursday 5th June, a protest is to be held at Antrim Area Hospital over pay issues.

UNISON are caling on all staff including id Ulster Health workers to join the protest from 12 noon to 2pm, to come together to show support for a ‘yes’ vote for a Strike Ballot.

A spokesperson from Unison stated: “UNISON Northern Health Branch believes that everyone including politicians and MLAs should value the work we do and the services we provide.

“The majority of NHS staff are low paid when we are working incredibly hard to ensure patients receive high quality care in an underfunded and stretched service.”

“Unison is fighting for Health workers by demanding that:

• Your pay awards are decent and meet your needs

• No one gets less than the living wage

• Bad employment practices like the abuse of zero hours contracts are stamped out.”