Ireland - Irish Life workforce on strike - April 30, 2018

Some 800 employees of insurance company Irish Life who are members of the Unite union went on strike on 5 April 2018 to protest the company’s decision to close their benefit pension scheme to future accruals in the middle of 2018, even though it currently has a €240 million surplus. A 2nd day of strike was held on 24 April, accompanied by place pickets on Irish Life offices in Dublin and Dundalk. According to their union the workers are particularly angry that Irish Life’s decision to close the staff pension scheme coincided with a 6% increase in the dividends paid by parent company Great West Lifeco to shareholders.

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