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TEEU Wont Pay Strike Pay

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  • 29-07-2009 2:59am
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    Closed Accounts Posts: 4


    I lost a weeks pay because of the recent electricians strike which I did not agree with. Now my so called Union (the TEEU) won’t pay me even the joke of 120 euro strike pay. They have informed me that because I was temporally let go for a month last January my Union dues are not up to date.
    That’s what I get for supporting a stupid strike against my gut feeling that it would be a waste of time.
    Is anyone else having problems getting strike pay?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,312 ✭✭✭secman


    Sorry to hear that, Alls the more a pity as many many electricians actually worked through out the strike, as only main sites were affected.

    As a matter of interest, were you actually balloted on the strike, as many electricians i know, were not.

    Secman


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4 thebearded1


    I was balloted about June of last year, but nothing happened because of a legal case in the Labour Court. I was not balloted this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,312 ✭✭✭secman


    Huge downturn in Construction from June 08 till June 09, to still use that ballot as a mandate ! The sparks I know were not in agreement to Strike, in fact many of them said if the choice was a job with a 10% reduction or no job and 5% increase, its a no brainer.
    Somehow I reckon a lot of sparks would feel the same. It would be very interesting to see result of a ballot in todays market.

    Secman


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 78 ✭✭edward543350


    secman wrote: »
    Sorry to hear that, Alls the more a pity as many many electricians actually worked through out the strike, as only main sites were affected.

    As a matter of interest, were you actually balloted on the strike, as many electricians i know, were not.

    Secman

    the union is a joke always was and always will be .i was balloted last year which i voted no too striking. was never balloted this time .i would love see the real numbers that voted yes or did the union just do what suited them:mad:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,312 ✭✭✭secman


    TEEU claimed to have 90% + of members in favour of strike. Hard to believe really, having spoken to numerous sparks, all who workd during the strike and were scathing of th union.

    Secman


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  • Registered Users Posts: 566 ✭✭✭ABEasy


    I lost a weeks pay because of the recent electricians strike which I did not agree with. Now my so called Union (the TEEU) won’t pay me even the joke of 120 euro strike pay. They have informed me that because I was temporally let go for a month last January my Union dues are not up to date.
    That’s what I get for supporting a stupid strike against my gut feeling that it would be a waste of time.
    Is anyone else having problems getting strike pay?


    Bit harsh they drag you out on strike over pay, then refuse to pay you on a technicality.... they're just as bad as these greedy employers they are always harping on about.


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