A 24-hour stoppage at the Irish Archaeological Consultancy’s site at Drumnigh, in Portmarnock which largely comprises early medieval remains, with a figure-of-eight enclosure and a souterrain.
It follows two 24-hour stoppages at sites in Macroom, County Cork and Dublin’s Aungier Street in July by Trade union Unite, which represents commercial archaeologists in Ireland, on foot of the company’s refusal to engage with them on a pay claim.
Yes. An historic pay claim.
They’ve heard them all.
Previously: Get Medievel
Aungier Street, Dublin 2
Archaeologists investigating Medieval remains down implements to carry out a day-long strike over ‘historic’ pay claims.
Unite members working for the Irish Archaeological Consultancy (IAC) voted for strike action after a ‘refusal from the company to engage’ over pay , either directly or through the Workplace Relations Commission.
The Aungier Street works have already unearthed the remains of a medieval church, a 12th-century town ditch, and three houses in the “Dutch Billy” style dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
The site, bounded by Stephen Street Upper and Great Longford Street, has been earmarked for development into student ‘digs’.
Unite the Trade Union
A picket organised by the trade union Unite on the JJ Rhatigan site, Kishoge Community College, Lucan, in a row with the construction company over pay and conditions.
” The union claims that some members working on the JJ Rhatigan site are earning less than the minimum wage. Unite say the workers on Rhatigan’s Kishoge site have been forced into self-employment, with some earning less then €5 per hour. Unite also say that JJ Rhatigan is the main contractor on a range of school building projects. The Department of Education has a resposibility to ensure that contractors comply with the spirit as well as the letter of Ireland’s employment laws….”
(Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland)