SIPTU members are today staging a one-day strike at Galway Rape Crisis Centre.

Galway RCC is one of 13 nationwide that faces a 24-hour work stoppage today as part of the campaign to restore full wages to those involved in Section 39 organisations.

Section 39 organisations, which are funded by the HSE, had cuts imposed during the recession, in line with the public service sector.

However, while the public sector have since enjoyed pay rises, Section 39 workers -working in areas such as home care, counselling services, dementia and alzheimers services –  have not seen their pay restored.

Last April, a deal was brokered at the WRC to restore pay for Section 39 workers, but SIPTU says this has failed to materialise, which has led to today’s industrial action.

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