Ireland -Deal at Greyhound after 14-week strike -September 23, 2014

After 14 weeks of strike action, an agreement has been reached at Greyhound Recycling, bringing a bitter labour conflict to an end. The conflict started when Greyhound proposed major wage cuts, allegedly to keep the company from going bankrupt and closing down.

After 14 weeks of strike action, an agreement has been reached at Greyhound Recycling, bringing a bitter labour conflict to an end. The conflict started when Greyhound proposed major wage cuts, allegedly to keep the company from going bankrupt and closing down. When the actions intensified, Greyhound locked the workers out, claiming they endangered the jobs of all 400 employees and threatening with legal action against the protesters. Reduced cuts of 30% to 35% were rejected in the beginning of September, as the picketing continued. The agreement that ends the conflict includes a wage reduction between 15% and 20% for workers who decide to stay with Greyhound and a redundancy package of two weeks’ pay plus statutory entitlements of two weeks per year of service for the workers who have decided to leave.

English: http://www.siptu.ie/media/pressreleases2014 ...  

http://www.thejournal.ie/greyhound-court ...  

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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