Press Release

SIPTU members picket Tyndall Institute

Date Released: 18 February 2014

SIPTU members at the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork (UCC) are undertaking two one-day work stoppages, today (Wednesday, 19th February), and a week later on (Wednesday 26th February), as part of an intensification of their campaign of industrial action in a dispute of over pay inequality.

SIPTU Organiser, Bill Mulcahy, said: “Members at the Tyndall Institute will be intensifying their industrial action at the facility including the expansion of work to rule measures and further work stoppages.”

“The Tyndall, UCC members pickets are in place from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at all entrances to the Tyndall Institute. Next week on Wednesday 26th February pickets will be placed on all the entrances to the Tyndall Institute and the UCC Main Campus from 7.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.”

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.


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