Divide And Misrule

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Some current Greyhound employees leave the High Court by bus after facing off with supporters of striking Greyhound workers.

Greyhound took nine workers and [Dublin City] councillor Gino Kelly to court for contempt after they allegedly ignored an injunction not to block Greyhound trucks. The workers were locked out after they refused to accept a 35 per cent wage cut in June.

The case was adjourned for a week

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)

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Gerry Adams visits workers locked out of the Greyhound plant in Clondalkin Dublin this afternoon.

(Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland)

Workers Ready To Go To Jail (Herald)

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16 thoughts on “Divide And Misrule

    1. Mister Mister

      “Scabs”, What a childish word that get’s thrown around by de wurkers.

      These so called ‘scabs’ are people who are continuing with their jobs but get harassed about it on a daily basis.

      And all these politicians jumping on the populist bandwagon, they need a smack with a reality stick.

  1. Owen Smyth

    here..
    the works say a 35% pay cut
    greyhound says this will be still 10% above the industry standard.

    Does anyone know the € involved here, so i can decide if i care.

    Wouldn’t shock me to find out the bin man is earning 80k per year, post Celtic tiger stupidity

  2. dee

    “The workers were locked out after they refused to accept a 35 per cent wage cut in June.”
    should really be the more accurate
    “Claim to have been locked out”

  3. ElZilcho

    Why can’t those ungrateful workers accept that the Isle of Man based unlimited company gifted a public contract are at the pins of their collars?

    Protect the beleaguered welt creeyayters!

  4. Planet of the Missing Biros

    Staff in suits made to go ‘protest’ against staff in vis-vests.

    Clearly the office staff are not being made to take the kind of cuts the waste collectors are. Typical consequence of division of labour and skills, the old us and them culture which is encouraged in companies to create in-fighting among staff and weakening their collective power to seek fair conditions and wages.

    Greyhound is a test case which every other giddy capitalist business owner with a large unskilled workforce is watching. Rather than improve service or make savings in management costs, they will seek to slash the wages of workers who are easily replaced.

    It’s easy to cut wages and ignore the consequences of it for others. It’s easy…. if you’re a w****r.

    1. The super

      Most of the other waste companies employ agency staff at minimum wage, no rights, no entitlements, no job tomorrow if it suits them. Up the greyhound workers!!

    2. Kieran NYC

      “Greyhound is a test case which every other giddy capitalist business owner with a large unskilled workforce is watching. Rather than improve service or make savings in management costs, they will seek to slash the wages of workers who are easily replaced.”

      OMG! Greyhound have discovered the secret formula! Why did no one ever stumble upon this before?!

  5. stephen lane

    Its a pretty low point when people allow themselves to be dragged into a counter protest against their colleagues who are involved in justifable industrial action.

    The “Right to Work” posters held by the employees in suits is reminiscent of the fact that the only right that a slave in the Roman Empire had was a “right to work”.

    Personally if I want to protest my rights as a worker, it would be the “Right to a living wage” and a “Right to a reasonable quality of life”, not simply the Roman Slaves “right to work”.

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