Press Release

SIPTU serve notice of industrial action in First Choice credit union

Date Released: 04 March 2019

SIPTU members working in First Choice Credit Union in Ballyhaunis, Achill and Castlebar have today (Monday, 4th March) served notice of industrial action in a dispute concerning pay, travel time and other terms and conditions at the company.

SIPTU Sector Organiser, Pat Flannery, said: “Our members have decided that industrial action beginning on Friday 15th March is the only option left available to them. The workers voted overwhelmingly to reject a Labour Court recommendation recently. Management has so far not been willing to engage with union representatives.”

He added: “Our members have raised serious concerns on pay equalisation, travel pay and bottom line wage increases but so far management has chosen to ignore our requests for a meeting to find a workable solution and prevent a lengthy period of industrial action from developing, starting with this five hour work stoppage on Friday next.”


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