In its dispute with JJ Rhatigan & Co, trade union Unite today (29th January 2015) welcomed the Labour Court finding that the rights of members working at the company’s Kishoge Community College site in Lucan, Co. Dublin, had been breached.
Unite members will be meeting to discuss the terms of the Labour Court’s recommendation.
Commenting, Unite Regional Officer for Construction Tom Fitzgerald said:
“In a significant finding, the Labour Court has vindicated our members’ argument that their rights were breached at the Kishoge Community College site.
“Now, our members will be meeting to consider their attitude to the recommendation and the proposed compensation.
“While the decision whether or not to accept the terms of the recommendation is up to the members, the workers’ solidarity and determination have already resulted in a significant victory. The Labour Court’s finding that our members were wrongfully treated at the Kishoge Community College site will hopefully deter other companies from engaging in similar practices.
“Once again, it has been shown that the best way for workers to defend their rights is to organise in a union and act collectively. During the past five-and-a-half months, the workers have also been heartened by the solidarity and practical support received not only from other members of Unite, but from other unions and their members”, Tom Fitzgerald concluded.