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CRH to begin conciliatory talks, plans to increase China stake

10 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement, a subsidiary of CRH, will begin talks today with representatives of 100 workers who have been on strike for almost five weeks, the Irish Times reports. Staff at Irish Cement plants in Castlemungret, Co Limerick, and Platin, Co Meath, have been on strike now for almost a month over payments worth €5500-€9500 to each worker. The staff and their trade union, Siptu, say a Labour Court ruling obliges the company to pay them the cash. However, Irish Cement says the payments are tie...

Irish Cement are ‘starving’ workers

04 May 2012, Published under Cement News

Management at Irish Cement have been accused of attempting to “starve people to go back to work”, as some 50 men in Limerick maintain their picket for the fourth week of the official strike. Staff locally say they are now attempting to freeze their mortgage payments with the banks, as they are living on less than €200 strike pay per week. The staff at the Castlemungret plant are owed between €5500-9500 each in increments, with the Labour Court recommending five months ago that the sum be ...

Irish Cement workers to vote against CRH directors

26 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Irish Cement workers will use their voting rights as shareholders in CRH to oppose the re-election of the company's existing directors at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for 9 May 2012. The workers are in the fourth week of their strike action at production plants owned by Irish Cement Ltd which is a wholly owned subsidiary of CRH. The dispute concerns the company’s refusal to honour a Labour Court recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding monies due to its emplo...

Irish Cement strike enters third week, Ireland

17 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Management at Irish Cement has expressed disappointment at the escalation of industrial action at its two locations at Platin in County Meath and Castlemungret in County Limerick which has now entered its third week. Strike action began on 3 April following a decision to take industrial action by the Irish Cement Group of Unions which includes SIPTU, TEEU and Unite. Irish Cement staff are calling on the company to honour a Labour Court recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding...

Irish Cement strike action continues, Ireland

12 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Workers at the Irish Cement production plants in Limerick and Platin are continuing strike action over a dispute surrounding the company’s failure to honour a Labour recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding monies to its employees. Local press have reported that pickets were placed on the entrances of the two plants on Tuesday following a decision to take industrial action by the Irish Cement Group of Unions. Speaking to Inside Ireland, Secretary of the Irish Cement Group ...

Irish Cement workers begin strike action

05 April 2012, Published under Cement News

Workers at Irish Cement Ltd, Platin have commenced strike action in a dispute over what they claim is the company's failure to honour a Labour Court recommendation relating to the payment of outstanding monies to its employees. Local newspaper, the Drogheda Independent reported that pickets were placed on the plant entrances on Tuesday morning at 8am following a decision to take industrial action by the Irish Cement Group of Unions which includes SIPTU, the TEEU and Unite. Secretary of the...