Normal work has resumed at the Bunratty Roadstone quarry plant this week following settlement of an official strike at all of the company’s facilities.
Roadstone Wood and SIPTU representatives met at the Labour Court on Thursday last in an attempt to reach agreement for the resumption of production at the plants nationwide. Proposed cost-cutting measure by the company were central to the dispute.
It is understood that the overall vote for a return to work was 60% to 40% in favour, following a slight improvement in the company’s wage restructuring proposal.
General operatives and truck drivers had claimed they would lose almost €20,000 in their wages over the next five years if a new cost-cutting plan is introduced against the workers’ wishes.
Roadstone are celebrating their 65th anniversary and this was only the second industrial action of note within that period.