Fear of a power backout as ESB staff serve notice of industrial action

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Power offThere is now a serious threat of power cuts across the country this December – after unions at ESB announced that they will serve notice of industrial action.
The strike threat is over a 1-point-6 billion euro hole in the company’s pension scheme.
The unions will serve notice next Friday – and if there is no resolution by December 16th – they say they will be forced to take action.
The Government had appealed for restraint from the unions ahead of the meeting in a bid to limit the impact of potential power cuts on the elderly and members of the public.
ESB Group of Unions Chief Brendan Ogle has this message for people who may be affected by power cuts:

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