Press Release

SIPTU members vote to accept recognition deal at RAP plant in Donegal

Date Released: 13 February 2019

SIPTU members have voted to accept an agreement between union representatives and the management of Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) on recognition, pay and grade structure for hourly paid employees at the company’s plant in Gweedore, county Donegal.

The agreement recognises the right of SIPTU to represent employees at the plant. Theagreement also contains a three year paydeal which will provide for a 6% increase in basic pay over the three years.  

SIPTU Organiser, Declan Ferry, said: “The agreement has been accepted by the majority of members at the plant and the company will now proceed with implementation.

“We are pleased to have been able to conclude this agreement with the company. RAP is a good employer in the west Donegal area and this agreement provides employees with clarity on both the pay and career structure that is available to them at the company.”  

RAP management also welcomed the outcome of the ballot and said it looked forward to continuing to work with employees and the union in addressing the challenges that the company faces, not least of which will be the impact of Brexit on the business.


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