22 October 2009 Edition

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Dublin dockers' victory

Sinn Féin activists supporting the Dublin Dockers

Sinn Féin activists supporting the Dublin Dockers

LATE on Tuesday night word came through that management at Marine Terminals Ltd had finally accepted a Labour Court recommendation on ending the Dublin Port dockers strike that has been going on for 110 days.
Welcoming the conclusion to the dispute, Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh congratulated the workers for standing up for  themselves in the face of a determined effort by management to undermine their pay and conditions and force redundancies.
“The striking dockers have been an example to other workers who are struggling to retain their hard-won terms and conditions of employment.
“I urge the management at Coca-Cola to take a lead from Marine Terminals Limited before the strike at their company and the boycott of their products escalates.”

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