Adams backs emergency call staff

DSC_3254_6510Sinn Féin Louth TD Gerry Adams TD has urged BT/Conduit Global to “resolve the ongoing industrial dispute at their 999 centres by accepting the need to pay workers a living wage standard.”

Teachta Adams said:

“On Thursday April 7th staff at the 999 emergency call centre in Navan took part in a 12-hour strike. This strike and the industrial action involving workers at all three call centres in Dublin, Navan and Donegal is clearly an issue of concern for the people of Louth.

These 999 emergency call centres provide an essential service and is the first point of contact for people in the event of a life threatening emergency.

The 60 staff in the three centres deserve to be paid a living wage.

Currently there is a 50 cent an hour gap in pay which BT/Conduit Global should move to close. The employers should also recognise the right of the workers to be represented by their Union.”