Strike at Roadstone Woods over bonuses dispute

Monday 16 June 2014 19.06
The union said bonuses should be restored as the savings target has been exceeded
The union said bonuses should be restored as the savings target has been exceeded

Around 320 SIPTU members at Roadstone Woods have gone on strike in a dispute over bonuses.

SIPTU official David Lane said the row revolved around bonuses worth around €2,500 a year, which were cut by 89% two years ago as part of a bid to cut payroll costs by €6m.

The union argues that as the €6m target has now been exceeded, the bonuses should be restored.

Mr Lane said that at talks last week Roadstone Woods had said it was now seeking a further €10m in payroll savings.

A spokesperson for Roadstone Woods said it would not be commenting at this point.

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