Strike action at SDCC deferred for talks

Wednesday 25 June 2014 23.07
600 IMPACT members staged a one-day strike yesterday
600 IMPACT members staged a one-day strike yesterday

A threatened strike at South Dublin County Council tomorrow over acting up allowances has been deferred to allow for talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

Yesterday, 600 IMPACT members staged a 24-hour stoppage after the council started to withdraw the allowances for taking on additional duties.

It is understood the LRC has invited the parties to a meeting on Monday and asked IMPACT to call off tomorrow's second one day strike.

Tomorrow's stoppage has been deferred to 10 July to allow for negotiations.

IMPACT National Secretary for Local Government Peter Nolan stressed that the talks were taking place with no preconditions.

Meanwhile, there are hopes of a breakthrough in the ten day Roadstone Woods strike after an intervention by the Labour Relations Commission.

It is understood that a meeting between the two sides will take place tomorrow.

The strike is over the refusal of management to restore bonuses which were cut by 89% in 2012.

SIPTU argues that as cost-saving targets have been exceeded, the bonuses should be restored in full with immediate effect.

However, the company wants to phase restoration over the next five years.