Workers and management at the Waterford plant reach agreement after all-night talks

2,300 workers at Waterford Crystal went on strike for 14 weeks over a £10 million savings package at the company that ended bonus payments for glass cutters in 1990. They finally reached agreeement on 11 July 1990 on cost cuts and pickets were removed from the plant.

Michael Ronayne reports from Waterford, where the news was welcomed by the Mayor of Waterford, Liam Curham and traders in the town. According to banker Robert Bohill, shops had been affected by the loss of business over the three months. Franciscan friar Brother Columbanus said the effects of the strike were felt most by big families.

An RTÉ News report from 11 July 1990.