SIPTU have advised that their members in the Retained Fire Service will commence industrial action across the Country on the 6th of June, this will be followed by rolling strikes on the 13th of June, and all out strikes on the 20th of June.
As part of the normal industrial relations protocol of agreeing contingency plans, Tipperary County Council have engaged with SIPTU at local level to put in place robust contingency arrangements which will be kept under review throughout this dispute. SIPTU have confirmed that throughout the strike action it will comply with the provisions of the Code of Practice on emergency disputes, reflecting the professionalism and dedication of our retained fire service personnel, to ensure that fire services are provided throughout this industrial action. They have confirmed that they will continue to respond to all emergency calls involving life-threatening situations.
Tipperary County Council’s priority throughout this process is to ensure employee and public safety and every effort will be made to mitigate any risk to our employees and the public arising from this industrial action.
All households and businesses should ensure that they have working smoke alarms and should continue to call 112 or 999 in the case of an emergency.