SIPTU members commence industrial action at Kerry Group Plant in Listowel
SIPTU members in the Kerry Group Plant in Listowel, county Kerry, have commenced a campaign of industrial action with a 24-hour work stoppage which began yesterday (Tuesday, 26th September) at 8.00 p.m.
SIPTU Organiser, John Cooney, said: “This 24-hour work stoppage is the first of a series of four such industrial actions that our members have notified the company will begin each Tuesday evening at 8.00 p.m. over the coming weeks.
“This industrial action relates to our members seeking increased payment in relation to the introduction of new technology at the plant. The dispute has been considered by the Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court. A Labour Court recommendation in relation to the dispute was rejected by SIPTU members in the plant.”
He added: “SIPTU representatives remain available to engage in meaningful negotiations with management in order to achieve a resolution to this dispute.”