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Breakthrough in Council strike

Featured Fórsa members and supporters pictured protesting in Roscommon town last month. Fórsa members and supporters pictured protesting in Roscommon town last month.

 

 

 

 

Strike action at Roscommon County Council has been suspended following a recommendation issued by the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC).

  Council employees took part in a fourth one-day stoppage on Tuesday of this week. However, strike action scheduled for today (Thursday) has now been suspended. 



  Peter Nolan, head of Fórsa’s Local Government and Services division, said: “Based on the documents received from the WRC and the oversight group, we’re satisfied there’s a clear route to the full availability of flexi-leave for our members”.  

  He said that the WRC document recommends that both parties agree that all staff at the council are allowed to generate flexitime/flexileave, and that council management would have to be satisfied that there is sufficient, productive work to enable the generation of flexitime/flexileave.



  The document also recommends that Roscommon County Council will facilitate the taking of leave, subject to ordinary business needs.

 The union expects to go to the WRC today (Thursday) to finalise the details.

  Roscommon County Council management had not issued a statement by the time we went to press.

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