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Greyhound Recycling’s decision to unilaterally cut wages is extremely regrettable – Peadar Tóibín TD

17 June, 2014

Sinn Féin’s Peadar Tóibín TD has described today’s action by Greyhound Recycling as extremely regrettable and has urged the company to return to the Labour Court so that an alternative to slashing workers’ wages by a third can be found.

The Sinn Fein Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Spokesperson said:

“It appears Greyhound Recycling has decided to unilaterally cut the wages of its staff by a whopping third, despite being currently engaged in an industrial relations mechanism.

“Workers having already conceded to a number of enhanced productivity measures over the last number of months, including increased hours with no additional pay.

“Sinn Féin Councillors warned of a race to the bottom in terms of employees’ terms of conditions when Dublin City Council decided to privatise the city’s waste collection services.

“There is no doubt that there is a need now for a review of waste management services and the sharp practices that accompany those private operators who currently deliver the service.

“Greyhound Recycling’s actions are extremely regrettable and have only served to escalate the dispute. The owners of the company and union representatives need to return to the Labour Court so that a solution can be found.”

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