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donkey sanctuary

Workers at donkey sanctuary ballot for industrial action

The workers have been told they will be made redundant on 31 May.

STAFF MEMBERS AT a Donkey Sanctuary in Cork have balloted for industrial action.

The SIPTU members at the sanctuary in Liscarroll, Mallow, have been told they will be made redundant on 31 May, the union said.

SIPTU said the decision to ballot follows the “refusal of management to engage with their union or to attend a conciliation conference, under the auspices of the Labour Relations Commission (LRC), to discuss the reasons for the redundancies, how the Sanctuary can operate with twelve less staff and the terms of the redundancy package”.

SIPTU Community Sector Organiser, Eddie Mullins, said that the union has tried unsuccessfully to engage the company in discussions as to the reasoning behind the decision to make the welfare staff redundant.

The company has refused a request from the LRC to intervene in this dispute, said Mullins.

He said that the staff that face losing their jobs are responsible for rescuing and caring for donkeys across the country.

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