SIPTU and Unite members employed by Virgin Media Ireland have overwhelmingly voted in favour of taking industrial action, up to and including strike action, in a ballot counted today (Monday, 9th December). SIPTU Organiser, Martin Mannion, said: “This dispute concerns an attempt to impose compulsory redundancies and the failure by the company to implement a Labour Court recommendation concerning pay as well  numerous breaches of a collective agreement which was agreed in 2008. Our members are extremely disappointed that management has failed to engage with their union representatives to resolve this dispute. SIPTU Organiser, Rachel Keane, said: “The strike committee will meet next week in order to decide the nature of the industrial action the workers will undertake and when it will commence. We remain open to negotiations with management in order to achieve a just solution.” SIPTU and Unite represent more than 350 members across all grades of staff in Virgin Media Ireland locations across the country. The dispute involves call centre, technical, administration and sales staff.