A strike involving over ten thousand electricians has been taking place in Dublin today after talks last week failed to secure an agreement. Supply of Electricity will not be affected in city or country areas.
The workers are looking for an eleven percent increase which they say is owed to them from an agreement made during the countries boom time. Many believe the demands to be unrealistic given the current state of Ireland’s economy. The construction industry has been among the worst hit in the last year.
A picket is currently taking place on the terminal two building site at Dublin Airport as well as other well known locations such as Lansdowne Road where the new soccer stadium is being built.
The strike is being supported by SIPTU with spokesman Jack O’Connor saying that the electricians should be supported by regular workers.