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John Brady TD stands on the picket line with Lloyds’ workers in Bray

20 July, 2018 - by John Brady TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Employment Affairs & Social Protection John Brady TD has today joined with striking Lloyds’ workers on the picket line in Bray.

Speaking in support of the workers, Deputy Brady said:

“It is to the shame of the management at Lloyds, who are owned by the largest pharmaceutical company in the world with revenues of €169 billion in 2017, that they seek to deny their workers the most basic of rights.

“Today makes the sixth strike by Lloyds’ workers across 40 stores as they continue their fight supported by their trade union, Mandate. 

“Lloyds’ management are yet to adequately address key issues such as union recognition, the elimination of zero hour contracts, the introduction of a sick-pay scheme, and pay increases. 

“The company are also continuing to ignore a Labour Court recommendation from 2017 stating that the company should allow their workers union representation.

“I was proud to stand with Lloyds’ workers in Bray today and I commend them for the brave stance they are taking. They are taking this stand not only for themselves but for all workers who are mistreated by management.

“I know that Lloyds’ workers are determined to continue with strike action until the company treat them with the respect and dignity they deserve.”

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