Ireland - Outsourcing agreement in waste sector - August 17, 2010

The SIPTU general union has negotiated a deal to ensure that the “Croke Park” national agreement provisions on outsourcing are applied to the waste sector in Dublin. The union had threatened strike action against Dun Laoghaire council because it had intended to outsource waste collection services to the private company, Panda, without any consultation. The “Croke Park” agreement makes clear that public sector employers can only outsource after full consultation with the trade unions. There will be some outsourcing but union members have also agreed a new redundancy and compensation package (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 3 April, May and June 2010).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.


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