“The efforts by the catering multinational giant SSP to get rid of experienced unionised bar staff in Dublin Airport stands out as one of the crudest in my experience.
“Thanks to the resolve of the workers the company had to abandon an unlawful attempt to replace them by catering workers on a €9.40 per hour pittance.
“Following this a spurious process of one to one assessments was carried out arising from which six bar staff with decades of experience were informed they ‘failed’ and would be made redundant.
“Throughout these events SIPTU have been found sadly wanting in not taking a more proactive fighting approach reflecting the anger of the workers. There is a mood among the workers to fight to save their jobs and SIPTU must no longer impede requests to conduct a ballot.”
“Support among other Airport workers will not be found wanting if action takes place.”