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Possibility of strike action by staff at Dunnes Stores

The threat of a strike by Dunnes Stores staff in Galway remains after workers balloted for industrial action. Mandate Trade Union shop stewards in Dunnes voted overwhelmingly in favour of commencing a process of balloting for industrial action at the company. The balloting process will begin in the coming weeks.

GMIT student numbers rise as lecturer numbers fall

New figures released by the Teachers’ Union of Ireland (TUI) show a massive increase in student enrolments in Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) at a time when both staff levels and budgets have plummeted. The union has warned of the hugely detrimental effects of cutbacks on the sector.

UHG and Portiuncula to come under increasing pressure if Roscommon A&E department closes

Two of Galway’s public hospitals will come under increasing pressure if a proposal to close Roscommon County Hospital’s A&E department in a fortnight’s time goes ahead, a local trade union official warned this week.

Politicians urged to use their influence to protect Portiuncula services

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A union boss has issued a stern warning to local politicians - “Use your seat to protect services at Portiuncula Hospital or lose it”.

Stop Merlin vanishing into thin air say worried consultants

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Leading hospital consultants are urging the public to “stand up and support” Merlin Park Hospital amid fears that most of the facility will be closed down by the HSE in the next few weeks as part of cost cutting measures to help the authority balance its books.

More reductions in hospital services set for summer

The beleagured health service is set to be hit by a further crisis this summer with the fall-out from the reduction in the number of junior hospital doctor positions.

Health disruption as union extends work-to-rule

Local health services experienced disruption yesterday afternoon (Wednesday) as the country’s biggest public sector union stepped up its work to rule protest over pay cuts.

Munnelly calls for expansion of VECs rather than abolishment

Fine Gael councillor Jarlath Munnelly, who is also chairman of the Mayo Vocational Educational Committee, has called for the expansion of the role of the VEC in providing education in the county, rather than the closure of VECs around the country as proposed by the McCarthy report. Munnelly believes that VECs would be the perfect umbrella group for education provision in the county with other groups coming in underneath it.

Union vows to resist downgrade of Portiuncula and Roscommon hospitals

Staff at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, and Roscommon County Hospital have vowed to resist attempts to downgrade their services, as it emerged there are plans to have staff report directly to the general manager of University Hospital Galway, rather than to their own managers.

Public service staff vent their anger at

Irate public service workers aired their views to Mayo’s five TDs at an Impact arranged meeting on Monday afternoon, where the general consensus among the public workers was the injustice that the public sector are bearing the brunt in providing significant contributions in solving the countries economic recovery, through the recently announced pension levy.

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