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UHM registers industrial dispute with Health Department
The Union Haddiema Maghqudin registers an industrial action with the Department of Health after failing to reach an agreement on duties of pharmacy technicians.
26 March 2012, 12:00am
UHM has been in discussions with the Department of Health since March 201. The union said that since the pharmacy technicians had been performing new duties within the remit of the Department of Health, such as the POYC, Mater Dei Hospital and Procurement Services, they should have their sectoral agreement amended.
UHM added "the Department, however, has denied this possibility and instead of trying to find an agreement on such employees, decided that it would not be meeting with the Union regarding such workers."
For this reason, the Union has registered an Industrial Dispute and is ordering the pharmacy technicians as follows:
The union said it does not exclude increasing industrial actions should the department fail to meet to discuss the new realities that these workers are facing.
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