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Sinn Féin announces day of action for Greyhound workers - Cllr Daithí Doolan

18 July, 2014


Sinn Féin's Dublin City Councillor Daithí Doolan has today announced details of tomorrow's day of action in support of Greyhound workers.

Speaking today Doolan said:

"Sinn Féin fully supports the Greyhound workers who have been locked out of their jobs by management. The company took a unilateral decision to cut the men's wages by 35%. Then proceeded to lock them out of their jobs if they did not accept this massive cut. This is unacceptable.  This is something Dublin workers fought against in 1913. It is a disgrace to see history being repeated again. 

"Sinn Féin has organised 25 stalls across Dublin tomorrow.  We will be distributing leaflets, posters, stickers and gathering petitions demanding that the Buckley brothers reinstate the workers at current pay levels. If there is any further negotiation then it should be done face to face with the union and using the recognised LRC structure.

"Sinn Féin recognises that domestic waste collection is an essential service. The service should never have been privatised. Despite 3 years of promises from the Fine Gael/Labour government to introduce legislation it remains an unregulated industry. This has allowed a situation to develop where it is now run by bullyboys and cowboys. Agency staff are being brought in, in a desperate attempt to break the strike. We cannot allow this to happen. 

"Tomorrow will allow the people of Dublin to show their support for these workers and to put pressure on Greyhound management to immediately reinstate these men."

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