28/06/2012

Second Day Of Strike For Bord na Móna Workers

Hundreds of Bord na Móna workers have undertaken a two-day work stoppage which began at 12.00 am on Wednesday, 27th June.

The Bord Na Móna Group of Unions decided to embark on the strike action due to the refusal of management at the semi-state company to honour pay increases due to workers under the Towards 2016 transitional agreement.

Chairman of the Bord Na Mona Group of Unions and SIPTU organiser, Oliver McDonagh, said: "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."

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 added.

(CD/GK)

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