Staff at Listowel company operating speed camera vans to conduct 72-hour work stoppage

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Staff at the Listowel-headquartered, GoSafe Ireland, which operates speed camera vans on behalf of the State, will conduct a 72-hour work stoppage over the October bank holiday.

SIPTU members working for the national speed camera van operator GoSafe will begin their work stoppage at 9am on Saturday, October 26th.

This follows on from previous industrial action, in a dispute related to working conditions and union recognition at the company.

SIPTU Organiser Brendan Carr says their members have been left with no option other than to escalate this dispute with a 72-hour work stoppage and by implementing industrial action in the form of refusing to operate the Telogis tracking system which monitors their work activity.

He says it’s a last resort due to management’s refusal to address their concerns relating to health and safety and their conditions of employment.

Mr Carr adds the company’s refusal to implement a Labour Court recommendation, which confirms its SIPTU representatives have the sole right to negotiate on behalf of members with management is also a factor.

SIPTU Organiser, Brendan Carr says the dispute highlights what he calls the unacceptable practice of Government Departments issuing contracts for State services to companies who refuse to engage with the industrial relations bodies of the State.