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Irish Cement must honour Labour Court recommendations – Adams

3 April, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Fein President and TD for Louth Gerry Adams has called on Irish Cement to honour a Labour Court recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding monies to its employees.

Teachta Adams was reacting to the beginning of strike action this morning at the company's facilities at Platin outside Drogheda and at Castlemungret in Limerick.

The Louth TD said:

“It is imperative that the company abide by the recommendations of the Labour Court and it pay to the workers the monies which are outstanding. I understand this amounts to between €5,500 to €9,500 per worker.

“It is unfortunate that the Irish Cement Group of Unions which includes SIPTU, the TEEU and Unite has had to go to such lengths to secure the payment of monies which the workers are entitled to.

“I have contacted the Minister for Jobs Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton to ensure that the Government uses its influence to ensure that the company abides by the Labour Court recommendation.

“I am calling on management to immediately engage with the workers representatives and to honour the Labour Court recommendation.” ENDS

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