I am pleased to confirm the result of the Industrial Action ballot as follows:

Are you prepared to take part in Industrial action consisting of a Strike?

YES 90.4%

Are you prepared to take part in Industrial Action short of a Strike?

YES 96.6%

This landslide result is a clear message that NIPSA members are not prepared to continue to work within a Health & Social Care service that has unsafe staffing levels, that puts patients in danger and where they are paid significantly less than their colleagues in England, Wales and Scotland for doing the same work. This will leave the Department of Health and Trust employers in no doubt of the anger and frustration felt by members.

Next Steps

NIPSA’s Health Central Panel and Health Reps will meet on Thursday 28 November 2019 to consider the ballot result and develop a strategic plan for Industrial Action. NIPSA will continue to seek to co-ordinate with our colleagues in the other health unions.

Strength and Solidarity

All Branches are now asked to prepare their members for action.

Maria Morgan
Assistant Secretary