It’s been claimed that Donegal County Council water staff who are now contracted to Irish Water wwre on the verge of strike action, but that action was averted at the last minute folllowing discussions between the council’s Chief Executive and the unions involved.
We understand the key issue was fears among the staff that once the 12 year contracts with Irish Water have expired they may find themselves being made redundant.
Cllr Frank Mc Brearty, an Independent candidate in the forthcoming general election, says he weas approached by staff members who alerted him to what is happening.
He’s now demanding that the council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely make a clear statement to the council outlining the situation…….
Letter from Cllr Mc Brearty to Council CEO Seamus Neely –