Date Released: 13 April 2016
SIPTU members working for the fuel transportation company, Hoyer Ireland, based in Dublin Port and Tivoli in Cork have today (Wednesday, 13th April) served notice of industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute concerning redundancy entitlements.
SIPTU Sector Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said: “These workers are facing the loss of their jobs and receiving less than half the established rate of redundancy pay at the company.
“The problems began for these workers in December last year when Topaz Energy took over Esso. Hoyer had held the contract for supplying Esso but in February it was announced that this was not being renewed."
She added: “Initially the company offered half the established redundancy payment for the 17 workers who face losing their jobs. However, in recent days this offer has been reduced with the company stating that this was because of the cost of sending legal letters to the workers and flying management from England to have discussions with them.
“The company has also asked workers to sign a wavier protecting it from any future legal action and is refusing to attend the Workplace Relations Commission.”
Workers at Hoyer Ireland are due to be made redundant on Saturday, 30th April. Industrial action at the company is scheduled to start on Thursday, 21st April.