28/08/2009

Port Blocks Workers Protests

A court order has been used to stop workers protesting at Dublin's port.

The Dublin Port Company obtained the injunction against those who attempted to blockade the port earlier this week.

Workers from Marine Terminals Limited are currently involved in a row with the port company over redundancies and cutbacks in pay and conditions.

About 40 protestors in five small boats attempted to block vessels entering and exiting the port on Thursday afternoon, but, following a brief nautical 'stand-off' with a Stena Line ferry - which was attempting to leave the port - the workers agreed to call off the protest.

The workers have already held protest marches in the docks area which held-up road traffic.

However, talks are due to take place at the Labour Relations Commission on Monday.

See: Port Workers March

(BMcC/KMcA)

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