Resolution of Cadbury’s dispute in company’s hands as Unite members prepare to down tools tomorrow

unite-white-out-of-redOutsourcing of core jobs imposed without agreement

Pickets to be placed at Malahide Road entrance to Coolock site from 7 am

March 3rd: Around 220 members of Unite at the Cadbury’s plant in Coolock are set to go on strike from 7 am tomorrow (Thursday) following the company’s unilateral decision to outsource 17 core roles without agreement.  The dispute, which involves members of both Unite and SIPTU, follows an overwhelming vote for industrial action by members of both unions.

Speaking today (Wednesday March 2nd), Unite Regional Coordinating Officer Richie Browne reiterated the unions’ call for the company to withdraw its plans to outsource key roles and instead to discuss the proposals put forward by the unions.

“Unite and SIPTU have made a number of proposals to management regarding alternative ways in which efficiencies could be delivered.  Even at this late stage, we remain available for meaningful engagement with the company to discuss these proposals.

“In the absence of such talks, our members will go on strike from 7 am tomorrow, and the action will continue indefinitely”, Mr Browne said.

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