SIPTU representatives will hold a meeting for workers employed by the medical devices manufacturer, DePuy Synthes, to discuss their fight for union recognition in the St Vincent’s GAA Club, Knocknaheeney, Cork, at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday,18th June. SIPTU Organiser, Robbie Purfield, said: “Many workers at the DePuy Synthes plant in Ringaskiddy, county Cork, are SIPTU members. They have sought to exercise their right to collectively bargain with their employer and have had their claim to be represented by SIPTU in these talks supported in a Labour Court recommendation issued in 2020.   “Despite this, management at the company has refused to engage with SIPTU representatives. This is a completely unacceptable situation and is a gross breach of the right of these workers to collectively agree their terms and conditions of employment with their employer.   “The meeting on Saturday is open to SIPTU members employed in DePuy Synthes and any other workers at the company who are interested in seeing a proper collective agreement governing their terms and conditions of employment being implemented.”   He added: “SIPTU representatives will also be contacting local elected representatives to call on them to support our campaign to have the Labour Court recommendation on this issue respected by the company. DePuy Synthes is part of the wider Johnson & Johnson group of companies, several of which do have a working relationship with SIPTU for the purposes of collective bargaining.”