Public representatives express support for council workers industrial action

Cllr Madeleine Johansson

Public representatives in South Dublin have expressed their support for local authority workers who are undertaking industrial action. Members of the Fórsa trade union in local authorities are taking the action as part of their demands for job evaluation. The industrial action includes not responding to representations from elected members such as TD’s and councillors.

People Before Profit councillor Madeleine Johansson commented: “I fully support Fórsa Union staff in South Dublin County Council who are taking industrial action. They are demanding job evaluation, where each worker is assessed on their work and the relevant grade and pay scale. Without this some workers may be doing work that they should be paid more for doing.

“Local authorities have had funding slashed since the recession and workers took substantial pay cuts during that time.

“I fully support the workers and ask my constituents to contact the council directly with any issues, and have patience if there is delay in my representations being answered.”

Mark Kerins, People Before Profit representative in Lucan said: “Local authority workers provide essential services for our community and it is important that they are fairly paid. As a member of Fórsa myself I know the support of public representative speaking up in solidarity and also to raise awareness of an ongoing industrial dispute gives a massive boost to the workers.”

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