Striking Greyhound workers welcome High Court lifting of interim injunction. Greyhound Household is the largest domestic waste collection and recycling company in Ireland. The company decided to unilaterally implement cuts to the workers’ wages of up t …

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Striking Greyhound workers welcome High Court lifting of interim injunction.

Greyhound Household is the largest domestic waste collection and recycling company in Ireland. The company decided to unilaterally implement cuts to the workers’ wages of up to 35%. The workers, who are organised by SIPTU, are on strike and had been picketing two Greyhound sites in Dublin.

The company locked the workers out, employed scabs and obtained interim injunctions against the workers to stop the pickets. Yesterday the High Court lifted the injunctions. SIPTU welcomed the decision, which means that management cannot interfere with official union pickets or prevent workers from describing its actions as a Lockout.

SIPTU Organiser, Henry O’Shea, said:

“The pickets at two Greyhound plants in west Dublin will continue until the management sits down to discuss and find an agreed resolution. This dispute arose because management unilaterally imposed wage cuts of up 35% from mid-June.

“As a result of this High Court decision we can now generate more public awareness of the cause of the dispute and the effects it could possibly have on the collection of domestic waste in the Dublin City Council area.”

He condemned the use of scab labour by Greyhound Household which he described as an attempt to break the resolve of the affected workers.

A march to City Hall is being held in support of the locked out workers on Monday 7th July to coincide with the monthly meeting of Dublin City Council.

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Walton Pantland

South African trade unionist living in Glasgow. Loves whisky, wine, running and the great outdoors. Walton did an MA in Industrial Relations at Ruskin, Oxford, and is interested in how trade unions use new technology to organise.

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