Wednesday October 21, 2020

Workers ready to fight for their rights

As jobs become more scarce, newly-unemployed workers are prepared to go further to claim better redundancy terms, writes Nicola Cooke.

7th April, 2012
Former employees and supporters at the Cork Congress of Trade Union's rally in support of the ongoing sit-in at the Vita Cortex plant. Photo: Provision

Industrial rows in the form of workplace strikes and sit-ins have been on the rise in recent months, and employees are more determined to go to extreme lengths to get what they believe they are due.

The Vita Cortex workers' occupation of the former cleaning solutions plant in Cork - now on its 115th day - has continued to make national headlines, and garnered support from figures such as Alex Ferguson and Hollywood actor Cillian...

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