Strike at Craigavon hospital


Hundreds of nurses and other staff are to go on strike at Craigavon Hospital and other community services on Monday as the union Unite has organised a four hour walk-out.

The walk out, which is over pay, is to take place from 11am to 2.30pm and will affect a variety of services including pharmacy and community nursing but it is not expected to have a direct impact on front line services.

Announcing a work to rule from October 13 to November 13 Kevin McAdam of Unite said: “Staff give an average of eight hours unpaid overtime to the NHS every week. Work to rule will see our members arrive at work on time and leave on time, taking standard meal breaks. We are asking them to not write notes outside of paid hours.”

A Trust Spokesperson said: “We are working together with trade union colleagues to ensure essential services, care and treatment to our patients and clients are maintained during the action.”