Ireland -Vita Cortex workers accept redundancy, sit-ins ended -May 23, 2012

Former workers of Vita Cortex that started a sit-in to receive promised additional redundancy payments have accepted the company’s offer. While the payments are less than demanded, the former employees unanimously accepted the new deal, which represents a significant improvement to their current situation. The deal comes after the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA) announced last month (see April newsletter) it was willing to make free assets for Vita Cortex’s agreed supplementary redundancy payments of 0.9 weeks per worked year (on top of the statutory two weeks). As a part of the agreement, the 161-day sit-in at Vita Clean ended at the moment that Vita Cortex processed the payments.

English: http://www.siptu.ie/media/pressreleases2012/featurednews ...

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/end-of-vita-cortex-sit-in-expected ...

 

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