Ireland -Breach of agreement leads to industrial action -July 01, 2015

Strike action threatened in a row over redundancy terms.

Workers at the Bulmers brewery in Clonmel are threatening strike action in a row over redundancy terms. Members of trade union Unite have voted in favour of industrial action after the company allegedly breached a collective agreement with the unions when making a worker redundant. Despite an unambiguous agreement concluded in 2009 between Bulmers and the unions, the company made one of the Unite members redundant on terms which will amount to around half of what was agreed. Inexplicably, the company informed the workers represented by Unite that they were not covered by the 2009 agreement.

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