Trade union Unite, which represents workers at Drogheda magnesia plant Premier Periclase, today (Friday) announced that its members will be returning to work on Monday 19 October following nine weeks on the picket line. The decision follows a Labour Court recommendation which addresses the workers’ concerns. Commenting, Unite Regional Officer Willie Quigley said:
“Our members spent nine weeks on the picket line, and their determination to secure decent treatment has been vindicated by the Labour Court which issued a favourable recommendation yesterday addressing the workers’ concerns. Our members have voted to accept the recommendation and will be returning to work on Monday. This outcome again illustrates the importance of workers coming together in a union to defend and advance their terms and conditions collectively”, Mr Quigley said.