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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 18 March, 2019

Over 1,100 Irish Life workers to picket offices in Dublin and Dundalk

Trade union Unite says the company is trying to break the link between pay and profits and inflation.

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OVER 1,100 Irish Life workers will take part in a two-hour work stoppage today to picket the company’s offices in Dublin and Dundalk.

The action today is the second of four work stoppages organised by trade union Unite. It is opposing plans by the company to impose a new pay model which breaks the link between pay and profits and between pay and inflation.

Unite claims the company has “refused to engage meaningfully and attend the Labour Court” in respect of all its workers.

Earlier this year union members returned a vote of 92% in favour of industrial action.

Unite regional officer has Maeve Brehony has previously said the new plans would mean three-quarters of workers would receive no pay increase for the foreseeable future.

They are effectively being excluded from the company’s success. This is bad for our members, bad for morale – and, ultimately, bad for Irish Life.

Today’s work stoppage takes place from 12 noon to 2pm at six picket points in Dublin and Dundalk.

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