Sunday 24 September 2017

40 workers suspended over unofficial action

Forty workers at Bord na Mona were suspended today over an unofficial dispute at a power station.

The company claimed workers refused to return to normal duties at the peat fired Lough Ree Power Station, Co Longford, when it reopened four weeks early after it was shut down for essential maintenance.

A Bord na Mona spokesman said that during the period of the overhaul, transport workers affected were deployed to alternative work.

"As the overhaul was completed, all transport workers were requested to return to normal work on standard pay and conditions," he said.

"The workers involved refused to return to normal work and the company was left with no alternative but to suspend the 40 workers involved in the unofficial industrial action."

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