Cork County Council workers holding a half day strike outside the Mitchelstown Council yard on Tuesday morning. (Pic: Sean Burke)

Staff in Fermoy and Mitchelstown were among around 350 Cork County Council staff around the county to take part in a four-hour protest on Tuesday, over the council’s refusal to hire new workers. 

SIPTU members in Cork County Council served notice to senior management last week that members in the Roads and Drivers Sections would commence industrial action as a result of the council’s refusal to ‘engage with the workforce planning process and recruit more staff to adequately delivery statutory services’, according to SIPTU organiser, Con Casey.

A proposal regarding this matter was issued by Cork County Council on Friday, June 23rd but ‘after careful analysis and examination by our members’, Mr Casey said, the proposal was rejected as being ‘insufficient to address the issues involved’.

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