Article from the October 2005 edition, the Socialist
paper of the Socialist Party, the CWI in Ireland.
Sligo strike vote against mast
THE CPSU union branch in Sligo has voted for strike action if a mobile phone mast is erected on their workplace building. The building also has a creche and members are extremely angry that their health and safety concerns are being ignored. The government has done a deal with a major phone company worth hundreds of millions to use public buildings for phone masts. The trade unions were ignored and staff kept in the dark. Since coming to light the call for action on the issue has come from the members but has been ignored by the trade union officials. The stand by civil servants in Sligo should be echoed and copied by other public workers whose health is similarly being compromised by the government in exchange for cash.