Approximately 150 outdoor and engineering staff employed by Roscommon Co Co met in Hannons Hotel in Roscommon Tuesday night to discuss concerns that will occur following changes under the new municipal districts which are due to come into effect on Friday 9th January.
The staff have a concern about staffing levels following the public service moratorium and the redeployment of staff from roads to water services.
Those present voted to take industrial action if the Council discipline any members who do not cooperate with the changes.
According to SIPTU representative for the outdoor staff Anthony McCormack, proper consultation has not been entered into with his members and any changes will affect their terms and conditions.
His members feel the Council have drawn up a plan on a “take it or leave it basis”.
Roscommon Co Co say that reform of local government means new municipal structures come into effect on Friday 9th.
They (the council) have been engaed in “lengthy consultation at local level”.
They also say they have received no formal notification of any industrial action and they are available to discuss any issue at any time.
Issues about staffing levels after changes. Reduced numbers result of moratorium, redeplot=yed from roads to water services, comm poor.
don’t have issue with change of districts but
Co say local gov reform says new mun structures from 9th Jan
Engaged in length consul at local leve;l
No formal notification of strike ind action.
Availebale to discuss any issue