Date Released: 21 June 2016
SIPTU members working in Oberstown Detention Centre in Lusk, County Dublin, have re-issued notice of industrial action following a decision to reject Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) proposals relating to the dispute at the facility concerning health and safety conditions.
SIPTU Organiser, Ray Stanley said: “Earlier this week, workers voted to reject WRC proposals aimed at bringing an end to this dispute because of a concern that they failed to address health and safety issues within an acceptable timeframe.
“During the coming days, union representatives will seek engagement, through the WRC, with management in an attempt to secure from it a fair and realistic timeframe for the full implementation of the proposals.”
He added: “Our members are at daily risk of serious injury. They have on numerous occasions over the last 15 months, along with their colleagues in IMPACT, raised concerns regarding health and safety issues with management. These concerns have not been adequately addressed. This situation must change so that a positive solution can be found for the workers and the young people they care for."