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Strike action at South Dublin County Council deferred after LRC intervention

Further industrial action, which resulted in the closure of council offices, was planned for tomorrow.

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A DISPUTE OVER pay cuts at South Dublin County Council could be resolved at the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) after the union involved accepted an invitation to talks.

Impact said these will take place next Monday, and they have rescheduled planned strike action for 10 July.

However, limited industrial action will continue.

The strike involved a refusal to man public counters or phone lines between certain hours, work overtime, cooperate with evening meetings, and to carry out duties designated for a higher grade.

The union says that 600 members took part in the industrial action, with offices in Tallaght and Clondalkin forced to close.

Several libraries were also unavailable to the public.

The industrial action follows council management revealing plans to cut the pay of 150 workers, having already reduced the wages of 13 others.

Unilateral pay cuts are in breach of Haddington Road agreements, union official Peter Nolan said.

Previously: South Dublin County Council offices close in strike over pay cuts >

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