Emergency call operators set to strike

Emergency call operators are set to strike.

SIPTU has confirmed that 24 staff based at the Munster Regional Communications Centre have unanimously voted ‘in favour of industrial action up to an including strike action’ in a row with Limerick City and County Councils over ‘job evaluation’.

The communications centre mobilises fire stations across Cork, Kerry, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford and operators handle on average 26,000 emergency calls a year.

SIPTU claims staff have not had a job evaluation in 23 years, despite changes to their work practices over this period.

The Irish Examiner reprts that in the event of strike action safeguards to the public will be put in place.


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