David Cullinane Sinn Fein spokesperson on Workers’ Rights has welcomed the announcement that a national strike by members of the Technical Engineering and Electrical Trade Union appears to have been averted.
Senator Cullinane said:
“I am glad that talks have taken place between the TEEU and the main employer bodies and that the Labour Court facilitated the process.
“It would appear that the intervention of the LRC has been crucial in averting widespread industrial action.
“More importantly, in what can only be described as a positive step the LRC has recommended the establishment of a new Registered Employment Agreement as the best means of restoring stability in the sector.
“The return to collective bargaining and national agreements that protect workers in terms of pay and conditions must become part and parcel of our industrial relations framework.
“Decent pay and good working conditions are good for society, good for the economy, and good for workers.”