UNISON Northern Ireland

Unions send message to Richard Pengelly - Stop the Cuts!

Today (Tuesday 26th September) UNISON members and health service workers, gathered at Stormont to protest against the proposed £70 million cuts across the health Trusts. 

Speaking at the protest, organised by NIC ICTU, UNISON's Anne Speed said: "There are profound concerns about the actions taken by Mr Pengelly and his department, which will, as publicly stated by clinicians, put patients and clients at risk and are causing widespread public concern".

The crowd marched through the grounds of Stormont to deliver a letter of protest to Richard Pengelly at the Department of Health in Castle Buildings.

We demand that Mr Pengelly and the department stop the current process and instead engage with unions, staff, service users and stake holders to find a way through the current crisis which does not adversely impact on patients, clients and front line staff.