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It's off: Strike deferred at Dublin water plant

SIPTU members at the Shanganagh plant said employers didn’t recognise the trade union – but the plant management rejected the claim.

A STRIKE PLANNED to begin on Tuesday at a large water treatment plant in Dublin has been called off.

SIPTU members at Shanganagh Waste Waster Treatment Plant in south county Dublin had planned to strike over what they said was their employer’s failure to recognise the right of workers to be collectively represented by their trade union. Plant management rejected the claim and said it had always recognised SIPTU and would continue to do so.

SIPTU members also claimed that an employee had been dismissed from his job at the plant for trade union activity, which the company also disputed. The union said the worker has been reinstated.

“SDD wants to make clear that the dismissal referred to by SIPTU had nothing whatsoever to do with union activity,” a spokesman for plant management SDD said.

The two sides are due to met at the Labour Relations Commission on Thursday to discuss a number of issues at the plant.

The plant, which re-opened earlier this year after an extensive refurbishment, treats water for 248,000 homes and businesses in Dublin and Wicklow.

Previously: Strike at Dublin water plant to begin on Tuesday >

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