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Strike of Irish refuse workers enters second month
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Strike of Irish refuse workers enters second month PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:42

The strike of the more than 70 refuse workers at the Greyhound waste collection plant in Clondalkin has entered its second week. Greyhound is responsible for refuse collection in the capital city of Dublin.The members of the Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) were locked out by management after refusing to accept new contracts that would have meant a 35 percent pay cut. Greyhound hired strikebreakers who continue to collect refuse. On Tuesday, supporters of the Greyhound strikers held a rally outside the Belfast City Hall in Northern Ireland.

Irish hospital staff in work to rule

Around 500 staff employed at the five sites comprising the University of Limerick Hospital Group are working to rule and refusing to take instructions from the chief operations manager, Liam Casey. They include administrative staff, therapists and social workers, all members of the IMPACT union. They are protesting Casey’s appointment from a private-sector management company on an annual salary of 250,000 euro ($336,000), which is more than twice the rate the Irish health service, HSE, would pay a public servant in such a role.

Irish psychiatric nurses threaten walkout

Psychiatric nurses employed by the University College Hospital in Galway have threatened strike action in the next two weeks if more staff are not hired. They are members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association (PNA). PNA General Secretary Des Kavanagh explained that some days the unit is more than six staff down on the normal roster of 15.5. The HSE has told the PNA that they are in the process of hiring additional staff. (wsws)

 

 

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