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Saturday 20 September 2014

Greyhound staff and managers to re-enter talks

Brian Byrne

Published 03/09/2014 | 02:30

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Workers march on City Hall to protest in support of the staff on strike at Greyhound Bins. Photo: Arthur Carron
Workers march on City Hall to protest in support of the staff on strike at Greyhound Bins. Photo: Arthur Carron

MANAGEMENT and workers at one of the country's biggest waste collection companies will re-enter talks with the Labour Relations Commission today.

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It comes after SIPTU balloted 78 union members at Greyhound Recycling in Co Dublin during a lock-out that has lasted more than 11 weeks.

The Labour Relations Commission (LRC) asked that industrial action "be conducted in a peaceful manner free of any activity outside of normal industrial relations parameters" as the engagement proceeds.

However, management at the company claimed that "a full illegal blockade" at the company's two depots in Clondalkin continued yesterday and warned "the future collection of bins in many parts of the city is now in jeopardy".

It came after Dublin city councillor Cieran Perry was arrested for a public order offence following a dispute at a protest in Cabra.

Mr Perry said he was "surprised" at the arrest.

Socialist Workers Party member David Gaughran was also arrested at the scene.

Both men were later released without charge.

Irish Independent

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