The Department of Health have reported; “Today the Health Minister Robin Swann announced that pay deductions for the industrial action by health service workers in late 2019 and early 2020 will be reimbursed”.

For NIPSA members in Health, this will mean that the brave strike action that they took on 18 December 2019 for Pay Justice and Safe Staffing will be repaid. This is a win for our members after representations were made to the Minister by NIPSA and the other Health Unions.

As far as we are aware the money will be paid in December pay and we will get this confirmed as soon as possible.

Maria Morgan 
Assistant Secretary