Date Released: 01 October 2015
SIPTU has called on the board of management of the Roscommon Leisure Centre to respond to a request for its representatives to attend a meeting of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to discuss a dispute concerning workers’ wages.
SIPTU Organiser, Sandra Flanagan, said: “In July, the LRC contacted Roscommon Leisure Centre inviting it to attend a hearing to discuss why workers have not been paid their increments and their claim for a pay rise.
“However, the leisure centre’s board of management has failed to respond to this request from the State industrial relations body. This failure to respond to the LRC request is unacceptable particularly when it is taken into account that the leisure centre is funded by Roscommon County Council, who we believe also has a responsibility of ensuring there is engagement with the LRC on this matter.”
She added: “Our members work in the leisure centre as lifeguards, swimming teachers and as duty managers. They have not received a pay rise or the pay increments owed to them since 2009. Many are on very low wages; some of the part-time workers receive only just above the minimum wage.”