12/06/2012

Bord Na Mona Workers To Escalate Industrial Action

The Bord Na Mona Group of Unions has decided to escalate its industrial action with a two day stoppage on 27th and 28th June. The Group held discussions in Tullamore, county Offaly, during which the group of unions assessed the impact and response to the one day stoppage last week.

"As the company ignored the one day stoppage on 5th June we were left with no choice but to escalate to a two day action," the chairman of the group of unions, Oliver McDonagh of SIPTU, said after the meeting.

He added that the Group of Unions was available for discussions but that talks must be meaningful.

"The company has said it is available for clarifications but the unions are fully au fait with the deal on offer and clarifications are not necessary at this time. Discussions must bring about improvements to the offer on the table and not simply clarify its detail," he said.

(CD/GK)

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