Arklow Springboard Service to begin industrial action starting tomorrow

The Arklow service will join many others like it in a nationwide strike over pay for social and care workers.

The Arklow Springboard service, who use a community approach to support families and young people experiencing difficulties such as drug misuse and teen pregnancy, will begin their strike from October 17th until further notice.

The staff will be picketing outside their premises at 27 Ferrybank rd Arklow from tomorrow morning on.

Thousands of community and care workers will go on strike starting tomorrow until an agreement is reached regarding a longstanding pay row that has left workers unable to continue in their chosen profession without major financial drawbacks and a lessening quality of life.

The return of pay parity with the HSE has long been adovcated for by community and social care workers, who want to see the pay gap closed as soon as possible.

Lack of pay and opportunities caused choas in the sector, with poor staff-retention impacting the quality and quantity of services for families nationwide.

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