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St Patricks’ staff back action

IMPACT members working in St Patrick's mental health services in Dublin have backed industrial action in a dispute over management’s unilateral decision to stop paying pension scheme contributions.

There are 14 IMPACT members working at the hospital where other unions have also backed industrial action. IMPACT official Catherine Keogh said management had invited the group of unions into talks on the matter. A meeting is scheduled to take place this Friday (5th May).

Staff were told In March that the employer would be ceasing contributions and would transfer its funds to a defined contribution scheme. No consultation or discussion had taken place before the move was announced.

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