LRC talks set to take place

Kyte workers resumed their strike action last Friday.

Union officials representing striking workers at Cavan manufacturing firm Kyte, and company management, will today meet for a round of fresh talks before the Labour Relations Court in the hope of finding a resolution to the ongoing industrial dispute.

In the absence of a breakthrough, SIPTU workers have contingency plans to hold two more strikes.

Planned action for this week, Thursday and Friday (September 1-2), has been deferred pending an outcome of the LRC discussions.

A further two day strike is scheduled for Friday and Saturday (September 9-10).

Workers were also due to hold a meeting later in the Cavan Crystal Hotel to decide future course of action. That too has been deferred until the outcome of talks at the LRC are known.

Kyte workers resumed their strike action last Friday (August 26) in their bid to wrest pay increases from their employers, warning of future stoppages and a possible ramping up of their campaign in the coming weeks.

Workers at Kyte previously rejected earlier Labour Court pay deal recommendations.

The initial 24 hour work-stoppage by Kyte workers at the Dublin Road factory was postponed in light of the tragic death of colleague Frank Nulty in a hit and run accident on the N3 the previous week.

Sector organiser with SIPTU Martin O'Rourke asserted there had been no further contact with management over the pay dispute in the intervening days, however he stressed that workers had always been open to “meaningful discussions”.