Social care provider Extern has been taken to the Labour Court by workers looking to force it to recognise their union for collective bargaining purposes.
Extern recognises the trade union Nipsa for its staff in Northern Ireland, but has declined to recognise Unite for the purposes of collective bargaining in the Republic.
The company has 126 employees in Ireland, 60 per cent of whom are members of Unite, and the company is insisting that it...
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