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Breakthrough: Cadbury staff to accept WRC proposals



Breakthroughs in talks at the Workplace Relations Commission will see Cadbury staff accept its proposals.

Members of Unite and Siptu voted three-to-one to accept the commission’s proposals to end industrial action after lengthy and thorough talks, as the company wants cost saving to be achieved without outsourcing.

The WRC proposals and negotiate originally came after strike action by workers at the Mondelez/Cadbury’s Coolock plant following the company’s decision to outsource 17 roles.

“The unions consistently argued that efficiencies could be delivered without outsourcing, and we were determined to resist any move away from good permanent jobs to precarious work,” said Unite regional coordinating officer Richie Browne.

“Following an overwhelming mandate for industrial action, our members downed tools on March 3rd and intensive negotiations followed on March 4.

“The proposals put forward by the WRC will achieve cost savings without outsourcing, and this victory is reflected in the fact that our members have voted by a three-to-one majority to accept the proposals.

“Once again, the outcome of this dispute shows what can be achieved by workers acting collectively to defend their terms and conditions of employment.”

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