Following a 90.4% vote for strike action and 96.6% for action short of strike action NIPSA Health Panel (representing all health branches) met on Thursday 28 November to consider the next steps.

The Health Panel has agreed a programme of industrial action including both strike action and action short of strike action.

Subsequently, in line with NIPSA Rules, NIPSA Disputes Committee has ratified the action proposed by the Health Panel, which is as follows:

All member strike on 18 December
Indefinite action short of strike action beginning on the 19 December
A rolling programme of selective and all member strike action up to March 2020

In due course Management will be issued with the seven days notice required under law before action is taken.

NIPSA have sought a meeting with UNISON, RCN and Unite to coordinate action in all areas.

All members in all health service areas are now asked to prepare for strike action and action short of strike action. Further detail will follow imminently.

Maria Morgan
Assistant Secretary