Workers to be consulted on NI Water offer pending ballot
Focus on restoring water supplies across NI, particularly in the West
January 21st: Speaking after a meeting of union representatives at the Water Group of Trade Unions (WGTU) in Belfast today (Wednesday) and following on from an offer made by NI Water in the early hours of this morning Unite industrial officer, Joanne McWilliams confirmed that industrial action by workers in the utility had been suspended.
“The Water Group of Trade Unions (WGTU) is satisfied that sufficient progress has been made to allow us to consult with our members on the offer put to us.
“Shop stewards have agreed that the industrial action can be suspended to allow a consultation with members before conducting a ballot. Until this is complete, it would not be appropriate to share further detail with the media.
“The immediate focus of our members today is to work to support NI Water in restoring services to customers across Northern Ireland, particularly in the West”, Ms McWilliams concluded.