Update: ESB strike action averted after agreement reached at LRC talks

first_img Previous articleShane Lowry makes visit to Letterkenny and is targeting Ryder Cup in 2014Next articleConcern after homes burgled in Raphoe area over the weekend News Highland Update: ESB strike action averted after agreement reached at LRC talks ESB workers say they won’t proceed with strike action that would have left one in four homes in darkness.The announcement follows a breakthrough this evening in LRC talks between staff and management at the electricity supplier.ESB workers had set a deadline of Monday December 16th as the date that they would down tools, after a 1.6 billion Euro hole was discovered in their pension fund.In Donegal, both the hydroelectric power stations at Ballyshannon and Crolly were reported to be at risk of closure due to the strike.However the ESB Group of Unions has now confirmed that they are to officially withdraw strike notice.One of the major stumbling blocks to agreement was the ESB’s decision to change staff pensions from a defined benefit-type scheme, to a defined contribution-type scheme.Under the new deal the Union Mandate will protect the Pensions as a Defined Benefit Scheme and existing agreements will be fully met. Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Pinterest By News Highland – December 8, 2013 Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Facebookcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th last_img

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