Dump work­ers sus­pend ac­tion

De­cem­ber 2005

Bray People - - NEWS -

FIVE work­ers at Bal­ly­murtagh dump in Avoca have sus­pended the in­dus­trial ac­tion they em­barked on less than a week ago to al­low talks on their dis­pute with Wick­low County Coun­cil at the end of the year when the now full Bal­ly­murtagh dump closes down for good.

The men are seek­ing the same pay­ment deal from the coun­cil as was ne­go­ti­ated with the bin men to com­pen­sate for the loss of over­time in their re­de­ploy­ment.

Thomas Murphy, Se­nior Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Cor­po­rate Af­fairs at the County Coun­cil, said that there was no com­mit­ment given that the dump work­ers would get the same deal as bro­kered with the bin men.

Talks be­tween the work­ers and the coun­cil started un­der the Labour Re­la­tions Com­mis­sion on Tues­day last week, but the next day the dump work­ers voted to op­er­ate a work to rule in fur­ther­ance of their claim.

How­ever, on Tues­day this week, the work­ers re­turned to nor­mal work­ing hours in an ef­fort to try to re­solve the dif­fer­ences be­tween staff and coun­cil man­age­ment.

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