Postal strike called off
Strike action which disrupted the entire county has been called off.
The Communications’ Workers Union said it was calling a halt to industrial action at IO Systems this evening.
Reports indicate that the company, which maintains automated sorting equiptment for An Post, agreed to re-instate workers on their original rosters and pay levels.
The union added that it expects An Post “to immediately restore full service across the National Postal System”.
The Union’s general secretary Steve Fitzpatrick said “As we have consistently stated, we are prepared to engage, but only on the basis that workers at IO Systems have their jobs restored to their agreed wage levels and rosters.”
“We are also prepared to back Phil Flynn’s intervention in good faith. However, we hope that IO Systems, or indeed An Post management; don’t squander the opportunity that is being presented.”
“We welcome the decision of the Company to re-instate its workers to their agreed rostering arrangements and wage levels,” Steve Fitzpatrick, CWU General Secretary, said.
“As we have consistently stated, we are prepared to engage, but only on the basis that workers at IO Systems have their jobs restored to their agreed wage levels and rosters.
The employees went on strike in a row over a new rostering arrangement which they said would cut their pay by 22%.