Further strike action by workers at Corrib Oil workers in Ballinasloe

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Galway Daily news Corrib Oil workers in Ballinasloe going on strike

Workers at the Corrib Station in Ballinasloe will be going on another one-day strike tomorrow over an industrial dispute.

Mandate Trade Union has said that staff will take to the picket line from 6:30am to 10pm on Saturday, due to the alleged refusal of the company to allow them to be represented by the union.

John Carty, Mandate’s Western Divisional Organiser, said that Corrib Oil’s staff want their employer to recognise their union and agree to a procedural agreement to deal with any issues that might arise for them.

Mandate claims that Corrib Oil has not honoured an offer to engage with the union made before Christmas.

“The Corrib Oil staff in Ballinasloe joined Mandate and have asked us to engage with the company to put a procedural agreement in place so that any issues they have can be dealt with collectively and in an orderly fashion,” John Carty said.

“Unfortunately, since last August, Corrib Oil haven’t yet seriously engaged with Mandate, their staff’s chosen union, on putting such an agreement in place.”

He added that further strike action after tomorrow may be necessary if no resolution to their issues is found.