Date Released: 20 December 2013
SIPTU representatives have agreed to attend a Labour Relations Commission (LRC) hearing concerning the dispute at Resources Facilities Services Ltd, a contract cleaning company, on Thursday, 2nd January.
SIPTU Organiser, Ed Kenny, said: “Resources Facilities Services Ltd is contracted to provide cleaning services at Beaumont Hospital. This dispute arose from a management decision to unilaterally implement a cut to the Sunday premium pay of its employees without agreement. We welcome the decision of the company to reinstate the Sunday premium in full and to attend a LRC hearing into this dispute.”
Resources Facilities Services Ltd workers conducted two one-hour work stoppages on Monday, 16th December. Further work stoppages are scheduled for Monday, 6th January, from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.; on Wednesday, 8th January, from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.; and on Friday, 10th January for a full working day from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
SIPTU has 90 members employed by Resources Facilities Services Ltd in Beaumont Hospital.