ESB staff vote for industrial action

ESB staff vote for industrial action

Staff at ESB have voted for industrial action in a row over their company pension scheme.

Workers voted by a margin of seven-to-one to take action over plans to pay a major dividend to the government.

ESB paid a dividend of €78m to the State earlier this year - a move which workers said was in breach of a previous deal.

They say the company should instead be putting the money into the company pension scheme, which has a deficit of around €1.5bn.

Unions will decide later this week what form the industrial action should take.

ESB, which has already put €591m into the scheme, stated that it is disappointed with the outcome.


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