SIPTU members at the Irish Pride Fine Foods plant in Taghmon, county Wexford, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action following a refusal by management to implement a Labour Court recommendation concerning trade union recognition. SIPTU Organiser, Terry Bryan, said: “Our members voted earlier this month by 97% to 3% in favour of taking strike action. This is a direct result of a failure by management to accept a Labour Court recommendation which stated that the company should recognise SIPTU as the chosen representative body for all industrial relations purposes for employees who are members of the union. “It also recommended that management and SIPTU representatives should enter into negotiations with a view to concluding a collective agreement. This has not happened and in response, our members have voted for strike action. Management will be informed in due course of when our members intend to conduct this strike action.” He added: “This dispute is completely avoidable if management accepts the Labour Court recommendation and engages with SIPTU representatives in direct and meaningful negotiations.”