Date Released: 22 July 2013
Seven former BCD travel group workers, who have had redundancy payments awarded in a Labour Court ruling withheld by the company, will protest outside the their former workplace at the Kerry Group offices in Tralee on Thursday, 25th July.
On Friday (26th July) the workers will travel to Dublin to protest outside the head offices of BCD Travel in Santry.
SIPTU Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said: “BCD Travel, which manages corporate travel arrangements for the Kerry Group, made these women redundant in early April. Following a Labour Court hearing they were awarded an additional two weeks per year of service redundancy payment. BCD Travel has refused to honour the Labour Court ruling.
“The seven women affected worked solely in the Kerry Group offices on a contract arranging corporate travel arrangements for that company. Despite this the management of Kerry Group has refused to request that its contractor respect workers rights and honour a ruling of the Labour Court.”
She added: “The Kerry Group’s commitment to the local community and the concept of fair employment practices is being called into question by its approach to this issue. The women are clear in their resolve to maintain these protests until they are paid what they are owed.”