The following is a Template. Please EDIT THE BRACKETED portions to suit your personal circumstances. If you have multiple email accounts, use them!
1) EMAIL to your local politicians. Emails available via https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/members/#:~:text=The%20postal%20and%20email%20addresses%20for%20current%20TDs,House%2C%20Kildare%20St%20Dublin%202%20D02%20XR20%20%3Cfirstname%3E.%3Csurname%3E%40oireachtas.ie
2) EMAIL to Political Party Leaders. Emails below:
3) EMAIL to HSE Management. Emails below:
4) SCHEDULE EMAIL FOR TOMORROW 13th OCT 2023 9AM or EMAIL WHEN YOU CAN
To whom it may concern,
I am writing as a (Parent/Carer/Guardian/Disabled Person/ally/Family member) (of a disabled child/children) to express my concerns regarding the impending Industrial Action on 17th Oct 2023.
(FEEL FREE TO INSERT INFO ABOUT HOW LACK OF SERVICES/STAFF/STRIKE HAS/WILL IMPACT YOU PERSONALLY)
We support the strike next week of Fórsa, SIPTU and INMO members in the community and voluntary sector. We will be standing with them when they need us. We will not allow the division of our community strength.
Workers in section 39, 10 and 56 agencies carry out vital public services on behalf of the state, caring for people in all walks of life including the disabled community.
We know how dedicated they are to their jobs and to our families, but the sector is hemorrhaging staff, at a rate of 30% per year, because their pay is too low and inadequate when compared to their Section 38 equivalents. This is crippling the services we rely on and causing untold stress for service users and their families. This staffing crisis is fueling an ever-growing waitlist and stifling our children’s progress.
The current situation cannot be sustained. A realistic and sustainable pay model is urgently needed to stabilise employment and services in this valued sector. Workers are now left with no other option than to go on indefinite strike next Tuesday 17 October. We fully support their industrial action.
We ask that you engage with their unions as a matter of urgency. This strike does not have to go ahead. With meaningful engagement and a real commitment to pay parity, we can protect our vulnerable community and dedicated workforce.
(NAME AND COUNTY)