Up to 17-thousand hospital staff nationwide could be set to strike

 

Up to 17-thousand hospital staff around the country could be set to strike next month.

SIPTU has been balloting staff in health-service support grades in 36 hospitals.

The result of the vote will be revealed this morning.

Paul Bell, the union's health division organiser, says early indications are in favour of a strike in June, and he explains the nature of the dispute: