EBS staff to strike at Christmas over salary cut
EBS staff have voted to strike during Christmas week, because of management’s decision to withhold a traditional payment to employees.
Unite – the trade union which represents 300 employees at the major lender - said members were angry at the decision by EBS to withhold the 13th month payment this week.
Said Unite regional officer Colm Quinlan: "This payment has been made in each of the last 45 years to all staff, but this year it has only been paid to managerial staff, who had the option to change the structure of their pay package some years ago.
“We were given no notice that this payment was to be withheld. When staff were advised last week that only managers would receive the payment, the level of anger was as strong as I have ever seen," he added.
The exact details about the strike action will be announced later today.