Limerick regeneration contractor does not forsee strike

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

Work being carried out at Vizes Field
THE main contractor at two Limerick Regeneration construction sites has said he does not expect strike action by plasterers to go ahead next week.

THE main contractor at two Limerick Regeneration construction sites has said he does not expect strike action by plasterers to go ahead next week.

The Operative Plasterers & Allied Trades Society of Ireland (OPATSI) has served strike notice on Clancy Construction to begin this week.

The union is concerned that local paid-up members are not being employed and say Clancy’s have failed to provide them with details about plasterers currently working on housing projects at Carew Park and Vizes Court, the only two sites where regeneration work is active.

However, Clancy Construction’s assistant contract director Adrian Clancy has denied any knowledge of a dispute.

He told Limerick’s Live 95FM: “We are not aware of any dispute, and are we don’t expect any strike action to come of this.”

OPATSI regional organiser Brian Quinn said all workers want is a “fair crack of the whip”.

“A lot of families are in dire straits as is well documented. They are seeing work progressing in their locality, and when they seek employment on these projects, they are turned away,” he said.

According to the strike notice, plasters are entitled to demonstrate outside any of Clancy’s places of business, not limited to regeneration projects.