Dáil debates

Thursday, 4 July 2019

Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation


12:40 pm

Photo of Gerry AdamsGerry Adams (Louth, Sinn Fein) | Oireachtas source

As we sit here, ambulance staff and members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association are protesting outside the gates of Leinster House, demanding their right under Article 40 of the Constitution to join a union of their choice. They are being denied the right to join a union of their choice. This is the eighth protest in the last seven months and a further strike is proposed for 19 July in Louth, Dundalk and other places. Will the Minister, Deputy Doherty, join in calling on the HSE to recognise the constitutional right of a worker to join a trade union of their choice and will she urge the HSE to respond to the invitations it has received from the Workplace Relations Commission to attend talks to resolve this issue?


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