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SIPTUServices, Industrial, Professional & Technical Trade Union (Ireland)
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Siptu said its members had accepted "extremely difficult" conditions during the recession and now is the time to seek pay increases.
Ryanair will not allow over 13,000 of its customers to be blackmailed by greedy SIPTU unions, particularly in the case of Aer Lingus where there is a defined contribution pension scheme and these staff have already received over 600m in pay-offs, pension top ups and free shares over the past 8 years.
SIPTU General President Jack O'Connor added: "In this Budget, here is a measure that has been announced [the 41% pension tax] and simply implementing it more rapidly would obviate the need for [many] cuts.
SIPTU is the Services, Industrial and Professional Trade Union of Ireland.
We will now seek sanction for industrial action from our National Executive Council, following which it is our intention to serve notice on the airline to be effected in the event of any unilateral action by them," SIPTU National Industrial Secretary Michael Halpenny said.
The move came after the Irish Congress of Trade Unions agreed a day of protests cross the republic in support of the Siptu workers.
But the Seamen's Union of Ireland,SUI,has said it is unwilling to enter talks with Irish Ferries on a joint basis with SIPTU.
SIPTU sent letters of encouragement to workers at Fruit of the Loom in Harlingen, Texas, this July.
The employer of the staff involved have told us and SIPTU that they totally reject the claim, made by SIPTU, that they don t recognise the right of their workers to be collectively represented by SIPTU.
35m, which came from the Department of Health via the HSE to a SIPTU account, cannot be accounted for.
The SIPTU reportedly issued a strike warning that would be activated if a unilateral decision was made to privatise without a prior agreement with the union on core issues.