The Irish Examiner with the dispiriting story of an ICTU union refusing to campaign against job losses.
The union representing postal workers will not campaign against An Post’s decision to shut its Cork Mail Centre, despite the passing of a Dáil motion calling for a reversal of the closure.
Solidarity TD Mick Barry called on the Communications Workers’ Union to campaign for the retention of the centre in Little Island, after his motion calling on the Government to instruct An Post to keep the centre open was passed in the Dáil on Thursday.
However, the CWU declined to say, when asked by this newspaper, if it would campaign to keep the centre open and instead pointed to its effort to support the 235 people losing their jobs as a result of the closure.
Mr Barry said he will seek a meeting with the CWU:
If the Communications Workers’ Union were to change their position and switch from accepting the closure of the Cork Mail Centre to opposing it and fighting to save all the jobs they would now be able to point to the fact that the Dáil has overwhelmingly passed a motion opposing the closure.
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