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Staff may seek strike for poor hospital hygiene

September 29, 2009
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THE FAIRGREEN, WESTPORT, IRELAND - Non-nursing support staff are considering taking industrial action over working conditions and the standard of hygiene at Mayo General Hospital, according to The Mayo News.
A staff ballot for industrial action will take place next month with a result expected on Monday, October 12, stated the article.
According to the article, up to 20 cleaners have left their jobs through illness and retirement in the last year and have not been replaced because of a recruitment embargo.
“This is an essential service and the cleaning is not being done adequately. This issue has been raised for the last two months but we are getting nowhere with management,” said Seamus Burke, a SIPTU health official.
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