Killarney workers go on strike

13 Mar

Workers at the German-owned manufacturing plant Liebherr Container Cranes in Killarney have begun a series of one-day strikes in protest at changes over the company’s pension scheme.

The 450 workers at the plant have also introduced a complete ban on overtime.

The issue relates to a decision taken by the company in 2004 to close a defined benefit pensions scheme for new employees and to introduce instead a defined contributions scheme “of lesser value and on less favourable terms,” according to Siptu branch secretary Donal Tobin.

Read more in the Irish Times

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