Is it on or is it off, that’s the question this morning hanging over the ESB dispute with its group of unions. The row concerns the terms of a settlement reached yesterday to avert a threatened strike over the company's pension scheme. To see what is the situation, Sean was joined by the Secretary of the ESB Group of Unions Brendan Ogle.
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Discussion and debate with Joe Duffy Doug is unhappy with the choice of headline act ,Madness, for the new year's eve concert as part of the Gathering celebrations. The suggestion by a government minister that the re-introduction of the holy hour for pubs would help curb alcohol abuse was discussed. Andy informs listeners of a scam involving phones calls from people claiming to be offering service from cleaning company Dyson. Padraig Yeates is involved in the 1913 Lockout committee. He is looking for locations for some of the tapestry panels specially made for the celebrations. The refusal of planning for an ...
ESB workers have threatened industrial action from December 16th in the event of the ESB pension row not being resolved. Now, Retail Excellence Ireland has warned that if the strike goes ahead it will actively assist thousands of retail businesses to switch to "more market-focussed energy providers". However, ESB Union Chief, Brendan Ogle, has hit back saying “that moving companies won’t make a blind bit of difference” should industrial action lead to power cuts. Joining Sean was Ingrid Miley, our Industry and Employment Correspondent.