Strike fear at Dublin box hub

The threat of strike action is hanging over one of Dublin’s largest container terminals because of a dispute between workers and bosses over pay and redundancy. Marine Terminals, which accounts for around 25% of traffic handled at the port, has made 19 redundancies from its workforce of 81 and is renegotiating workers’ pay because of the economic downturn. Workers said they were unhappy with the redundancy offer – and as a result only five of the 19 staff members made redundant did so voluntarily – and the new pay levels on offer.