Ireland - Marine Terminals strike to continue - August 26, 2009

On 26 August, the Dublin Port Company, which administers the port on behalf of the state, refused to facilitate a meeting of SIPTU members with union officials to discuss the dispute at Marine Terminals.

The eight week long strike at the south side of the docks was sparked by attempts by the UK multinational Peel Ports, that took over Marine Terminals in 2008, to introduce mass redundancies, drastically reduce pay and conditions for other workers, and introduce strike breakers.

Two days earlier, SIPTU General Secretary Joe O'Flynn told a rally outside Marine Terminals that if a solution was not quickly found, the dispute would cause further damage to business in Dublin Port and the wider economy.

Dublin Port Company refuses to facilitate meeting of SIPTU members to discuss Marine Terminals dispute at www.siptu.ie

Joe O’Flynn tells Marine Terminals that its union busting campaign will fail and calls on them to enter serious negotiations at www.siptu.ie


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