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Security staff on strike at Corrib Gas Terminal

By: 
RTE

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Almost 40 security staff at the Corrib Gas Terminal in north Mayo have begun industrial action in a dispute over payments and terms of employment.

The personnel involved in the one-day stoppage at the Bellanaboy facility are all members of SIPTU.

Those taking part in the dispute are employed by the Senaca Group, a security services firm, which is contracted by Shell E&P Ireland to safeguard its operations in Co Mayo. 

SIPTU has said the workers are taking the action after a number of contracts were terminated and working hours were unilaterally reduced in recent weeks.

It said the company has refused to attend the Labour Court for arbitration on other issues, including local operational practices, functions around first-aid provision and mustering - a safety practice in place on the site.

Union members will start a work-to-rule after today's work stoppage.

Posted Date: 
19 October 2015