Date Released: 23 January 2014
SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC) will intensify industrial action over the coming days in a dispute of over pay inequality.
SIPTU Organiser, Bill Mulcahy, said: “Following on from a one day work stoppage on Tuesday, 21st January, members will be intensifying their industrial action at the facility including the expansion of work to rule measures and further work stoppages.”
He added: “The members voted in a ballot last July to take industrial action to highlight their dispute with management over its failure to address concerns over pay inequality. The dates of further work stoppages will be decided by the workplace committee.”
The dispute concerns the pay inequity which exists between a large number of Tyndall employees and their counterparts doing the same or similar work on UCC main campus. The difference in pay is of the order of 10% to 20%.
SIPTU represents over 70 workers at the research facility including researchers, engineers, administration, technical and IT staff.