IDEA support and administration member are meeting this month in a series of nationwide meetings to vote on possible industrial action.
Nearly 3000 union members are eligible to attend the meetings which will receive an update on the negotiations which started in December.
The strike vote comes after IDEA pushed for cuts to sick leave rights and demanded staff become more “ flexible” by agreeing to move between workplaces without notice. If passed, the strike action would not be scheduled for April.
For their part union delegates are posing the need to address serious health and safety concerns and restore overtime and weekend pay rights which were slashed by IHC in the 1990s.
The meetings are paid for those staff rostered to attend and IDEA has agreed to release members to attend.
The result of the strike vote will be known at the end of the month.