Council’s Water Crews Vote In Favour Of Industrial Action

Water crews in Clare have voted in favour of industrial action in a row over changes in working conditions.

SIPTU says the dispute relates to the implementation of a Labour Court recommendation concerning water services in Clare County Council.

The local authority has sought to separate water and waste water functions within the council, which would result in staff movements and changes to work practice.


SIPTU’s Sector Organiser for Local Authorities, Brendan O’Brien has been telling Clare FM’s Fiona Cahill that strike action can be avoided if the council comes back to the talks table: