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This page provides updates from the Department of Health and links to the latest information on industrial action across Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland.

Current planned Industrial Action:

  • NIPSA and UNISON members will take Action Short of Strike (ASOS) from Monday 16 January 2023 through to Sunday 29 January 2023.
  • UNISON – Unison members will take Strike Action on Thursday 26 January for 24 hours.
  • NIPSA – NIPSA member will take Strike Action on Thursday 26 January 1000am – 1pm.
  • UNITE – Unite the union has confirmed that its members will take Strike action on 26 January, February 16,17 and 23, 24.

HSC Industrial Action Updates


Latest information from the HSC Trusts

Each Health and Social Care Trust has detailed information and updates on potential disruption in their area published on their website and on social media (see links below).

Belfast Trust

Northern Trust

Southern Trust

South Eastern Trust

Western Trust

Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Trust

Further information

DoH – Department of Health website: Latest information on HSC industrial action.