Limerick CE supervisors join protest at Dail

Norma Prendiville

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Limerick CE supervisors join protest at Dail

Today’s rally is taking place in the hope of forcing Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to meet them before the strike begins on May 13

COMMUNITY Employment (CE) supervisors from Limerick joined with fellow supervisors in a protest outside Dáil Eireann this Tuesday lunchtime.

The supervisors and assistant supervisors had earlier, through their unions, Siptu and Fórsa,  announced a five-day strike to begin on May 13. 

The strike has been called in protest against the failure of successive governments to provide a proper pension scheme for the 1,250 supervisors and assistant supervisors who work in CE schemes all round the country. 

The dispute has been ongoing since 2008 when the Labour Court recommended that a pension scheme be established. 

SIPTU sector organiser, Eddie Mullins, said this Tuesday lunchtime: “Our members have taken the difficult decision to engage in five consecutive days of industrial action in May. They are doing so because all other options have been exhausted.”

Today’s rally is taking place in the hope of forcing Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe to meet them before the strike begins on May 13. 

Over 30 CE schemes around Limerick are likely to be affected if the strike goes ahead and could affect Meals on Wheels, GAA and soccer grounds, Vincent de Paul and a whole range of community organisations and services.