rbb pressIn a statement today, Richard Boyd Barrett TD called on the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, to intervene in the dispute between management and dáil print unit workers.

The workers in the shared print facility, who are members of SIPTU, have been staging an unofficial picket at Kildare House on Kildare St. since 8am this morning.

Workers at the print facility were informed yesterday that their core pay was being reduced and that a working arrangement agreed only last week was no longer acceptable. These changes were announced without any consultation or prior notification.

Richard Boyd Barrett said, “Management are riding rough-shod over the Haddington Road agreement which while we had problems with it did require local agreements before changes were implemented. Management have broken this agreement and are attempting to cut pay. This is just unacceptable”

“This stand of workers shows that it was one thing to bully workers into voting for Haddington Road but it’s another thing entirely to force workers to accept it”.