Ireland -Industrial action at women’s refuge -July 19, 2012

Employees of the women’s refuge centre in Kilkenny have voted in favour of industrial action, including strikes, in order to contest announced lay-offs. The women’s refuge centre announced this month it will be layoff all its shift attendants. Union representatives said that while they understand the need for cut backs in the face of reduced funding, they are forced to resort to industrial action since management refuses to negotiate or even consult the union representatives. The unions have been denied access to the consultant hired by the centre to oversee the reorganisation until after the date for the shift assistants to be fired.

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