Date Released: 29 July 2016
SIPTU members at the Glen Dimplex manufacturing plant in Newry, County Down, have overwhelmingly voted to take industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a dispute at the company concerning pay.
SIPTU Organiser, Denis Sheridan said: “The workers have been involved in negotiations with the company for some time concerning an increase in pay. Unfortunately, due to the intransigence shown by management at these talks no agreement has been reached. As a result, the workers felt they had no option but to ballot for industrial action.”
He added: “In the coming days the workers will decide what form their industrial action will take and management will be duly informed.”
SIPTU Shop Steward, Alan Clark, said: “Our members have sought to find a negotiated solution to this dispute. This was not possible and they have now decided that industrial action must been implemented in order to impress on management the need to seek a just agreement.”
He added: “Glen Dimplex is a profitable company and it is only fair that the workers who produce its high quality heating and other products are rewarded in an acceptable manner for their work.”
There are approximately 120 SIPTU members employed at the Glen Dimplex plant in Newry which has been in operation since 1973.