Press Release

SIPTU calls on cleaning contractor SSE to discuss cuts to workers’ hours at Tuam plant

Date Released: 13 July 2016

SIPTU members employed by Specialised Sterile Environments (SSE) have called on the cleaning contractor to engage with their union representatives concerning a proposal to halve the number of hours it provides in cleaning services at the Valeo Vision Systems Plant in Tuam, County Galway.

SIPTU Organiser, Robert Purfield, said: “SSE intends to cut the number of cleaning hours provided as part of its contract at the Valeo Vision Systems plant from 600 hours to 300 hours per week.
 
“The management of SSE is refusing to discuss this major change with its employees’ representatives despite the workers signing a petition requesting it to do so. Our members have received no information on how this change will impact on them although the company has stated that it intends to implement the cut in hours from next Monday, 18th July.”
 
He added: “SSE on its website highlights the awards the company has received for the high standard of its work. These awards would not have been obtained without the dedication of their hard working staff who the company is blatantly disregarding by refusing to discuss the changes it intends to implement at the Valeo plant in Tuam.
 
“SIPTU is calling on SSE to immediately engage with the workers’ representatives and to ensure that no cuts in workers’ hours of employment are implemented unilaterally.”


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