Bord Na Móna Workers Go On Strike

Bord Na Móna workers are on a two-day strike in a dispute over pay.

The firm offered to increase employees pay by 3.5%, which would be paid to workers over two phases and a lump sum of €1,000 to every worker.

Harvesting activities have been suspended in Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Kildare and Roscommon, where 1,500 workers are back on the picket lines for the second time in less than a month.

However, the group of unions still wants all increases to be made pensionable and no progress has been made between the sides.

Briquette production will be worst affected by today's action.


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