Archive for the ‘Worker’s Rights’ Category
Supporting 7 workers who manage corporate travel arrangements for the Kerry Group who are threatened with dismissal. Below is a copy of their press release from Monday.
BCD Travel employees threatened with immediate dismissal
Date Released: 11 March 2013
SIPTU members employed by BCD Travel, which manages corporate travel arrangements for the Kerry Group, have been threatened with immediate dismissal and the non-payment of redundancy entitlements if they exercise their right to take industrial action.
The seven workers based in the Kerry Group head office in Tralee, Co. Kerry, were informed of the threat by the management of BCD Travel late last week following their unanimous vote to take industrial action on Wednesday, 6th March.
ULA TDs invited a delegation of IBRC workers, along with their union Rep Gareth Murphy from the Irish Bank Official Association, to Leinster House last week. The group gave a succinct and earnest presentation to members of the Oireachtas about how liquidation of the bank will effect their entitlements.
These bank workers told their personal stories of hearing of their fate via the media on the night of Feb 7th. These ordinary people with families and homes and debts to pay became collateral damage when the bank was liquidated overnight. Their employment contracts were terminated with immediate effect and previous commitments with regard to their redundancy terms were slashed. The temporary contracts they were given are just that temporary and time is running out.
Time the HSE were introduced to the LRC: their intransigence & abuse of industrial relations machinery is shocking.
TEEU PRESS RELEASE
February 28th, 2013 – TEEU refers dispute at St James’s Hospital to Labour Court as management threatens to dismiss all electricians.
Supporting the seven striking electricians at St. James’s Hospital Dublin. Locked out after putting in place safety measures.
via TEEU union “Their only crime was to lock electrical panels to prevent unqualified personnel from accessing the panels and thus interfering with the electrical equipment, which was a potential danger to the electricians, other employees and patients at the Hospital”, TEEU General Secretary Eamon Devoy said today. “Our members took these safety measures to ensure that they had safe systems of work and their colleagues had a safe place of work consistent with Health and Safety legislation.”
full release from TEEU http://www.teeu.ie/news/showtest.asp?id=523