SIPTU members working in the Waterford and Clonmel branches of Iceland have reached an agreement with the examiner to fast-track their statutory redundancy payments and secure all outstanding monies owed to them.
SIPTU Industrial Organiser, Mark Flynn, said the agreement was reached with the examiner after several days of extensive negotiations.
SIPTU members at the Waterford store staged a sit-in for the past five days after they received just 30-minutes notice that the Waterford store would close on Tuesday.
Mr Flynn said the agreement reached will ensure that the workers will receive all of their entitlements fast-tracked and paid within the next three weeks.
SIPTU Services Divisional Organiser, Teresa Hannick, said: “Eight years after the closure of Clerys, it is scandalous that workers are still treated with such disrespect by employers in situations like this. It is time for the government to act and implement the recommendations made by the 2016 Duffy Cahill report in full.”
Workers at the Waterford branch of Iceland at Boland's Retail Park on the Cork Road staged a protest at 1pm today that marked the end of a five-day sit-in over unpaid wages, holiday pay and redundancy pay.