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UNION TO BALLOT GALWAY AVIVA STAFF ON INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 20-Oct-2011

Unite trade Union is to ballot Aviva staff in Galway on industrial action.

Representatives from the union are meeting with the 200 staff at the Knocknacarra call centre at 5 0 ‘ clock this evening.

The decision to ballot was taken at an Aviva staff meeting in Dublin last night.

It followed yesterday’s announcement that the Insurance company was to make 950 people redundant across its Irish operations.

The company employs over 2000 staff in Galway, Dublin and Cork.

No jobs will be lost before March 2012 and the full implementation of the redundancy programme could take up to two years.

AVIVA has confirmed that it hopes to achieve as many of the potential redundancies through voluntary means.

Brian Gallagher of the Unite Trade Union told Galway Bay FM that Aviva staff have decided to go on strike – if management aren’t willing to engage in talks on ways to save as many jobs as possible.

 

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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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.

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