Press Release

SIPTU and Congress seek government help to protect workers in Rehab Enterprises in Limerick

Date Released: 16 March 2021

SIPTU and the Irish Congress of Trade Unions have sent an urgent request to the Government in relation to the future of workers who are facing redundancy at Rehab Enterprises in Limerick.

SIPTU Organiser, Jim Fuery, said: “SIPTU members and their families are deeply concerned about the impact the threat of redundancy is having on workers in Rehab Enterprises, Limerick, many of whom have challenging disabilities. SIPTU and ICTU have jointly written to the Government about our concerns and we await a response from the Tánaiste and Minister for the Department of Enterprise, Trade & Employment, Leo Varadkar. The workers and their families are seeking continuity of their employment at Rehab Enterprises, Raheen, Limerick as their preferred outcome from any talks on their future.

“SIPTU representatives will attend a Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) conciliation conference on 22nd March, in relation to the situation and we are calling on the company to ensure that our members continue in employment until matters arising from its threat of redundancies are resolved. These matters include the prospect of continuity of employment and/or redundancy entitlements as outlined in the collective agreement which SIPTU members have with Rehab Group/Rehab Enterprises. We also expect that management will act in accordance with the State’s dispute resolution procedures. We are asking the Minister to ensure that our members continue in employment until all matters relating to this situation have been processed, including a review of employment options.”


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