Workers are calling on the company to honour a labour court recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding monies to its employees.
Pickets were placed on the entrances to the two plants on the 3rd April following a decision to take industrial action by the Irish Cement Group of Unions which includes SIPTU, TEEU and Unite.
“The Labour Court has recommended that Irish Cement Ltd immediately pay the monies it owes the workers but the company is insisting that a pay cut of between 15% and 18% is implemented first,” said secretary of the Irish Cement Group of Unions Karan O’Loughlin. “Acceptance of such a pay cut does not form part of the Labour Court recommendation.”
This is the first strike action at Irish Cement in over three decades. More than 100 workers are employed at the two production plants affected by the strike action.