Tomás Ó Flatharta

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United Left Alliance leaflet on Vita Cortex

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Distributed at the SIPTU Vita Cortex protest, Dáil Eireann, Thursday 12th January 2012


TEXT of leaflet:


The slogan outside the Vita Cortex factory says it all: €2.5 million for three company directors. No redundancy pay for 32 workers with 847 years service.

Vita Cortex is a company that was asset stripped by its owner Jack Ronan. He is involved in a web of of companies and has claimed that money for the redundancy should come from one that is controlled by NAMA. For their part NAMA disagrees. meanwhile workers, who have put in 40 years service in some cases, had to occupy over Christmas just to get basic redundancy payments.

The workers initial demand was for 2.9 weeks redundancy pay for every year’s service. That modest sum was the going rate throughout the Vita Cortex group. But the company wants to treat workers like disposable hankies and just throw them out the door. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by tomasoflatharta

Jan 16, 2012 at 1:28 am