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Irish Cement Strike ends
May, 21 2012
(Ireland) -- The seven week-long strike at Irish Cement in Mungret has come to an end with the workers reaching an agreement on wages and other benefits.
Representatives of the workers, the company and a conciliator have been locked in talks to find a solution to end the strike.
As a result of the strike, Irish Cement’s plant has been idle for almost six weeks.
The striking workers had stopped work at the plant in a row over pay, with around €5,500 to €9,500 being owed to workers in increments.
However, the company had refused to comply until workers accepted a 23% pay cut.
Last week, workers protested at the annual general meeting of Irish Cement’s parent firm Cement Road Holdings.
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