Date Released: 24 June 2013
SIPTU members in Clover Lodge Nursing Home, in Athy, Co Kildare are to protest on Thursday (27th June) to demonstrate their anger at the company’s failure to recognise their rights or to honour agreements made with the union.
According to SIPTU Organiser, John Hubbard, the management of Clover Lodge has imposed a 10% pay cut and altered work rosters without agreement resulting in a further loss of earnings for staff.
“The management has also failed to attend a hearing of the Rights Commissioner or enter into meaningful discussions at local level or through the Labour Relations Commission as agreed with the union in February,” John Hubbard said.
Management refused to enter into a confidentiality agreement with staff or to introduce an electronic payroll system, as previously agreed,” he said.
He said that the workers are seeking support for a demonstration outside Clover Lodge Nursing Home, on Thursday 27th June at 7:30 p.m. The protest will then proceed to the square in Athy before returning to the nursing home.