SIPTU is concerned about the working conditions for employees of a Polish security firm which provides services to an AIB Poland-based subsidiary.

Later this month the trade union will meet with AIB to discuss the 'poor pay and working conditions' for Solid Security employees, which provides services to Bank Zachodni WBK, which is 80% owned by AIB.

SIPTU requested the meeting after the Polish trade union Solidarnosc drew attention to the 'appalling' terms of employment experienced by its members working for the security firm.

Kevin McMahon of SIPTU said today that since the start of the year, at least 21 security guards have been sacked by Solid Security for joining a trade union and seeking to improve their pay and conditions.

He said that through AIB's connection with the firm, the bank is aiding in the continuing victimisation and ill treatment of the Solid Security employees.

The meeting has been arranged for March 27, in Liberty Hall, Dublin, with representatives of Solidarnosc in attendance.