Multibillion-euro projects including Intel’s Leixlip plant and children’s hospital to be hit by strikes

90 per cent of mechanical staff working for contracting companies Leo Lynch and Jones Engineering voted for strike action on March 10

Among the workers striking are plumbers at the national children’s hospital, which is expected to cost taxpayers at least €1.7 billion. Picture: Fergal Phillips

Hundreds of mechanical staff working at Intel’s Leixlip campus and the national children’s hospital will stage a strike next week in a dispute with contractors over travel allowances.

Around 250 plumbers, welders and pipefitters working for Leo Lynch and Jones Engineering, the contracting companies, voted last week for industrial action in a bid to force their employers to pay them a minimum of one hour’s travel allowance to address rising cost-of-living pressures.

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