Date Published: 14-Apr-2012
The Labour Court has rejected a claim by 80 Tesco workers that they should receive up to €1,400 each for relocating to a new Tesco supermarket in Ballinasloe.
Tesco moved from its previous store on the outskirts of Sarsfield Road to a central location at Dunlo in the town centre.
In its claim lodged with the court, Mandate trade union sought compensation for the staff as “the transferring to the new location has caused disturbances and inconveniences and required increased flexibility and co-operation from employees”.
The Irish Times reports that as a gesture of goodwill to staff in relation to the move, Tesco offered a once-off lump sum payment of €1,600 to the staff social fund.
However, this was rejected by Mandate.
Instead, the union sought a payment of up to €1,400 per employee as a means of compensation for transferring to the new store.
The two sides could not agree on the issue and the matter was referred for hearing to the Labour Court.
The Labour Court stated that having considered both sides of the argument, it recommended that Tesco should increase its offer to €2,000 to be paid into the social fund.
A union committee is to consider the ruling and make a recommendation to staff as to whether to accept it.
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.