Friday, 27 March 2015

Work suspended at Bord na Mona

For the second time this month Bord na Mona workers in county Roscommon joined their colleagues from counties Longford, Kildare, Offaly, Tipperary, and Westmeath in strike action is a dispute over pay. 

  Over one thousand workers took part in Wednesday’s dispute.

  Bord na Mona had offered to increase staff pay by 3.5%, which would be paid over two phases and a lump sum of €1,000 to every worker.

  However unions representing the workers are looking for the increases to be made pensionable and this has proved to be a major stumbling block.

  A Bord na Mona spokesman confirmed peat-harvesting targets are down, which has been due to the inclement weather conditions, but ESB power stations will not be disrupted.

  Pickets were also being placed at a supply depot at Edenderry power station in Co Offaly and at briquette factories in counties Offaly and Tipperary.

Issue dated: 29 June 2012
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