Press Release

SIPTU members suspend strike action at Kerry Group to facilitate Labour Court hearing

Date Released: 16 February 2017

SIPTU members have suspended scheduled strike action at the Kerry Group plants in Charleville, County Cork, following an agreement by management to attend a Labour Court hearing concerning the dispute at the company.

SIPTU Organiser, Terry Bryan, said: “Yesterday (Wednesday, 15th February) evening the company confirmed that it would attend a Labour Court hearing in respect of the current dispute at its plants in Charleville.
“The company has further agreed to lift the notice of lay-off and protective notice that was issued to employees last week. SIPTU representatives have also confirmed they will attend the Labour Court hearing and have agreed to suspend a planned 24-hour work stoppage at the plants on Friday (17th February).”
The dispute at the plants in Charleville, County Cork, has already resulted in a series of 24-hour work stoppages in recent weeks.

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