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Employers should not seek to escalate Eddie Stobart dispute: Toibín

23 February, 2012

Speaking before the planned one-day stoppage by drivers at the Eddie Stobart distribution company, Sinn Féin spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation, Peadar Tóibín TD said:
“There is a pressing need for dialogue on rest periods and conditions of employment between the workers and the employer in this case. The employer bringing in non-union replacement workers unnecessarily escalates the dispute.
“There is a concern that the actions of one employer in the supply chain could impact on the retail sector including large retailers such as Tesco.
“The onus must be on the employers to reach agreement with the workers if they are seeking changes to the terms and conditions of employment.”

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