Lord Mayor: Dublin Fire Brigade planned strike averted

Date Published : March 8th, 2017    Published By : admin

Dublin’s Lord Mayor has confirmed that planned strike action by Dublin Fire Brigade later this month has been averted because of agreed talks between both sides.

Management at Dublin City Council, union representatives at SIPTU and IMPACT union representatives have agreed to engage in meaningful negotiations.

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Members of Dublin Fire Brigade at Mondays rally
Photo: (Declan Keogh / Emergency Times)

Firefighters had planned to stage two 24-hour work stoppages on the 18th and 27th of March however, the Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr has requested that the strike be suspended to allow for talks. He also requested the chairman of the Government appointed Dublin North East Inner City taskforce, Kieran Mulvey, to facilitate the talks process. He said “It was agreed by representatives of the management of Dublin City Council and the two trade unions which represent members of the Dublin Fire Brigade, that both sides will engage in a facilitated negotiation process aimed at finding a solution to this dispute.”

Firefighters at Monday's Rally at City Hall, Dublin
Photo: (Declan Keogh / Emergency Times)

Dublin Fire Brigade announced at a rally at City Hall on Monday evening their intentions to stage two says strike. The stoppages centres around plans by Dublin City Council to change the current operation of the Emergency Medical Service system. Emergency Times has been informed that plans to implement this have also been suspended in anticipation of the talks.

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