Unions must give seven days notice of strike action to employers.
Impact, voted not to join in the strike on 30 March, 2009. Largest public sector union and services trade union. 62,000 members, work in public service occupations, grades and professions in healthcare, local government, civil service, voluntary and community organizations.,private aviation and telecommunications companies.
Even though employees voted not to strike, the vote does not necessarily mean that Impact members would not take part in strike!
Although 65% of those balloted voted in favour of taking part, under IMPACT's rule 66% support is needed to strike. Union management are now reviewing this system! Would you be annoyed if you were a member who voted not to strike?
Aer Lingus Pilots union IALPA branch of IMPACT trade union.
The Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ictu) Has thousands of trade union workers.
Services, Industrial, Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU), represents the majority of workers at Ireland’s major airports, including security staff, fire and air traffic controllers. 250,000 members.
Shannon and Cork airports both handle between 8,000 and 9,000 passengers each day.
TUUE, The country's largest craft union, the Technical Engineering and Electrical Union, 45,000 members.
The National Bus and Rail Union (NBRU) 3,700 drivers, inspectors and operative grades.
Unite, 60,000 members.
13,000 members of the Civil and Public Services Union (CPSU)
Government departments and public offices, including social welfare, Revenue, garda stations, courts and passport offices.
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