Ireland -Union members agree with social plan at energy company ESB -April 11, 2012

Since the country’s premier electricity utility the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) announced a large pay-roll cost problem requiring the reduction of the pay-roll cost by 140 million euro by 2015, the ESB Group of Unions and ESB have been involved in negotiations. On 11 April the ESB group of unions members voted in favour of a social plan which protects the basic pay rates and includes a voluntary redundancy package that will assist in reducing the semi-state company’s 6,300 strong workforce by 1,000. Around 700 voluntary redundancies are foreseen; the remainder of the job reductions will be reached through natural attrition.



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