Kyte workers vote to accept new pay deal

Ballot decision brings an end to all industrial action.

SIPTU represented workers at Kyte have voted in favour of accepting the Labour Court recommended pay deal agreed with company management.

The ballot brings an end to all proposed industrial action, which came about after 88% voted previously to reject the last set of Labour Court pay deal recommendations.

More than 450 people are employed at the Cavan Town manufacturing plant, of which approximately 360 are SIPTU members.

Workers had picketed the gates for two days, deferring the first strike as a mark of respect after colleague Frank Nulty, before SIPTU and management then agreed to return to the negotiating table.

In the run up to the ballot, it was stated by management that this was a “final set” of proposals.

Both SIPTU and the company approached the ballot committed to recommending that the new deal be accepted.

In a statement issued this morning, a spokesperson for Kyte confirmed the breakthrough.

“Kyte Powertech welcomes the result of a ballot of SIPTU members to accept the recent Labour Court recommendation which management has also accepted. This brings an end to all industrial action.”

The spokesperson added: “We look forward to continuing to deliver for our customers in Ireland, the UK and across Europe.”