9 October 2023
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SIPTU radiographers in Galway vote for industrial action
Galway Bay FM newsroom-Radiographers in University Hospital Galway and Merlin Park Hospital have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over safe staffing levels.
The union says the result follows months of frustration over recruitment and retention issues at the two hospital sites which have left members facing a significant extra workload amid a 20 percent staffing deficit.
Proposals put forward by SIPTU representatives to address these issues have been rejected by management in recent weeks.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, John McCamley, says there’s a growing demand for qualified radiographers across Ireland and as a result, fundamental changes must be made to attract radiographers to Galway.
He added if these are not forthcoming, there will be a full-blown crisis in both hospitals.