Mr Fitzpatrick confirmed INMO members will continue with work-to-rule
action over failure to fill more than 100 nursing vacancies in the hospital, unless management come up with "something new and more assertive".
campaign served as a kind of union-builder: it involved layers of workers who never had much to do with the union; they had to make conscious decisions about what to do and what not to do at work.
Last month, the permanent secretary of the education ministry had threatened to take disciplinary action against teachers, because the work-to-rule
was in violation of their work contract.
Critics say the Curriculum for Excellence will be threatened by a planned work-to-rule
by teachers in August.
SIPTU members working for the OPW at the castle refused to honour the booking by Plan Ireland because they were on a work-to-rule
in protest at government cutbacks.
Members of Unite, the largest union in the country, are holding the work-to-rule
day of action across the North-east against a three-year NHS pay deal.
action is doubling the time it takes for prospective teachers, nurses, social workers and foster parents to obtain clearance to work with children.
could run for a number of weeks as no specific time frame has been laid down.
In a letter written to all Police Federation members, chairman Paul McKeever stopped short of issuing an official work-to-rule
call because police are banned from taking industrial action.
CUSTOMS officers seized a pounds 1 million heroin haul today as an international drugs smuggler tried to cash-in on their work-to-rule
by slipping-into Britain.
A strike in July led to 42% of tests being cancelled, while a subsequent work-to-rule
also disrupted tests.
If the FBU's national executive council agrees the move, an overtime ban or work-to-rule
could be introduced.