Press Release

SIPTU members in GoSafe to hold protest at Leinster House on Thursday 7th November

Date Released: 31 October 2019

SIPTU members in GoSafe are to hold a further one day stoppage on Thursday, 7th November, due to the company’s continued to refusal to accept a Labour Court recommendation that it engages with the union on their behalf. The workers, who operate speed cameras across the country, are in dispute which is centred on conditions of employment and health and safety issues

The GoSafe workers will also hold a protest outside Leinster House at 1.00 p.m. on the same day to highlight the manner in which the Department of Justice and the Garda have contracted the company in breach of the public procurement provisions of the Public Service Agreements.
 
SIPTU Organiser, Brendan Carr said: “Under the agreements made between SIPTU and other public service unions with the Government, state bodies should not use the services of companies which refuse to engage with the State’s industrial relations machinery.
 
“GoSafe has refused to attend the Workplace Relation Commission (WRC) in relation to its dispute with SIPTU members over conditions of employment and health and safety issues and has also refused to implement a Labour Court recommendation.”
 
He added: “The protest at Leinster House on Thursday 7th November is supported by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions which believes this dispute has wider implications for the public service agreements and has lobbied both the Department and the Garda on behalf of the GoSafe workers.”


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