30 August 2012
Greencore workers from England petition Dublin HQ on pay and conditions
Sinn Féin Senator David Cullinane says the demands of the Greencore workers are perfectly reasonable
PETITION handed in today by workers from the Greencore Cakes and Desserts factory in the English city of Hull at the firm’s Dublin HQ to honour an agreement on pay and conditions has been backed by the Sinn Féin spokesperson on Workers’ Rights, Senator David Cullinane.
Senator Cullinane says Greencore – whose CEO is a brother of Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney – can now well afford to honour its agreement with the union and reverse cuts. He adds:
“Greencore is an Irish company and the Irish Government holds significant shares in it. It is also one of the single biggest recipients of CAP in the state.
“The CEO is a brother of the Minister for Agriculture, Deputy Simon Coveney. The Government is in an excellent position to apply pressure to the company to ensure that the workers get what they are entitled to.”
The Sinn Féin senator says that the demands of the Greencore workers are perfectly reasonable.
“They are merely struggling for a living wage and for the company to live up to its word.”
The lobby at Greencore’s head office in Santry was organised by Unite the Union.
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