Following industrial action by Union members, the Board of Management of the school has confirmed that it has reversed the decision to put the cleaning contract out to tender. Discussions will take place between SIPTU representatives and school management in August.
SIPTU Organiser, Geoff McEvoy, said: “This is a great win for our members. Since 10th June, the cleaners at Cabinteely Community School have been engaged in a series of work stoppages to fight the proposed outsourcing of their work to a private contract cleaning company. We did not seek this dispute and our members made the decision to engage in limited action to avoid any impact on students taking State exams. We welcome communication from the school that this decision has been reversed and we look forward to engaging in constructive discussions in August. Further scheduled work stoppages arising from this dispute will not take place.”
He added: “Outsourcing remains a significant challenge in this sector and contributes to the increase in precarious employment and inequality. These workers have shown that organising in the Union can resist this trend.”