Monday 21 May 2018

TV3 staff in call for recognition of unions

A spokesperson for TV3 said it will not agree to their requests. Photo: Justin Farrelly
A spokesperson for TV3 said it will not agree to their requests. Photo: Justin Farrelly
Luke Byrne

Luke Byrne

Management at broadcaster TV3 have no plans to negotiate with trade unions - despite protests from employees calling for it to do so.

Dozens of members of the station's operations staff, including camera, lighting and editing personnel, held a protest at the studio in Ballymount, Dublin, yesterday calling for union recognition.

A spokesperson for TV3 said it will not agree to their requests. Siptu organiser Graham Macken said while Virgin Media, which acquired TV3 in 2015, recognises trade unions, the board of TV3 has refused to do so.

"We are out here to encourage them to come to the table," he said.

"We don't recognise unions in TV3 and have no plans to do so because we believe we can build a more successful TV operation through dealing directly with all our people," a TV3 spokesperson told the Irish Independent.

Irish Independent

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