Minister Swann welcomes trade union decision

Date published: 24 February 2020


Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the announcement by trade unions that they have accepted his proposals on pay parity and safe staffing.

Minister with TUS
Health Minister Robin Swann met with health union officials following trade union acceptance of his pay parity and staffing proposals

The joint union statement followed separate consultations with their members.

The Minister said: “I very much welcome this trade union announcement.  My first objective on taking up the post of Health Minister was to secure a resolution to the industrial action and I am delighted that this has now been achieved.

“This was made possible through important pay and staffing commitments which I was able to make with Executive-wide backing and I am grateful to my colleagues around the Executive table for this vital support.

“As I have repeatedly stated, our health service will need sustained investment year on year for the sake of patients and staff."

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