Unions to ballot on Cadbury strike
It could be after Easter before there is an outcome in the suspended strike by Cadbury workers, according to union representatives.
The strike at the chocolate manufacturer's plant in Coolock, north Dublin, by members of the Unite and Siptu trade unions came to a temporary halt on Friday night following two days of pickets.
Unions agreed to suspend the industrial action to facilitate talks with the Workplace Relations Commission in a dispute over the outsourcing of 17 jobs at the company's stores division.
The unions' negotiating committees will meet today and convene with shop stewards tomorrow before issuing a recommendation that will be put to members in a ballot during a consultation period that could extend past Easter due to the upcoming holidays.