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Labour Relations Commission wants update on Greyhound strike from SIPTU

The dispute at the company has been ongoing for two months.

Gardai redirect trucks bound for Greyhound Recycling away from its entrance, which is blocked by supporters of the striking workers on Crag Avenue in Clondalkin this morning.
Gardai redirect trucks bound for Greyhound Recycling away from its entrance, which is blocked by supporters of the striking workers on Crag Avenue in Clondalkin this morning.
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

SIPTU HAS CONFIRMED that it has been invited by the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) to a meeting tomorrow to update it on the continuing industrial action by workers at the Greyhound Recycling and Recovery depots in west Dublin.

Staff at Greyhound Recycling in Dublin began unofficial industrial action on 17 June.

Since then, the issue has seen protests, court actions and mentions in the Dáil.

“We have been contacted by the LRC and have been invited to meet with it tomorrow with a view to appraising it of the current situation in this protracted dispute,” said SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Owen Reidy.

“We welcome the invitation by the LRC which will allow it to assess whether there is any potential for meaningful talks with the company,” he added.

Meanwhile, Labour TD Joe Costello said that the company’s refusal to allow the workers return unless they accept pay cuts is “a continuing disgrace”.

Speaking at a fundraiser for the Greyhound workers in the Parnell Bar, Parnell St, organised by Labour Youth, Costello said he wants the Public Accounts Committe to examine the dispute.

“When the Dáil returns, I propose to raise the matter on the floor of the Dáil. Moreover as a new member of the Public Accounts Committee, I will table a motion seeking that the provision of waste management services involving state bodies is placed on the agenda, and that the relevant stakeholders are brought before the Committee.”

Read: Timeline: What’s happened so far in the SIPTU vs Greyhound ‘lockout

Read: High Court orders TD to stop blockading Greyhound trucks

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