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Doolan welcomes Dublin City Council support for Greyhound Workers

7 July, 2014 - by Daithí Doolan

Sinn Fein's Councillor Daithí Doolan has tonight welcomed, "Dublin City Council's support for the Greyhound workers who are currently locked out by management."

Speaking during the City Council debate, Doolan said:

"This dispute goes far beyond Greyhound. It goes to the core of how this industry is managed. Since the privatisation of the waste collection service it has led to this essential service run by cowboys.

"Despite commitments from the Fine Gael & Labour Party government to regulate the industry this has yet to happen. This has led to management locking Greyhound workers out of their jobs. These workers have been replaced by agency workers who are being exploited by Greyhound in their battle to drive down wages and conditions.

"The Chief Executive of Dublin City Council should immediately enter discussions with trade unions with the view to bringing the domestic waste collection service back in to City Council ownership. "

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