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500 BoI workers to mount strike at two Dublin branches

Published 15/11/2006

Around 500 workers at Bank of Ireland are due to go on strike today as part of a dispute over the introduction of a new pension scheme.

The workers are due to place pickets on two of the bank's branches in Dublin to protest against the bank's decision to deny defined benefit pensions to new workers and instead offer them a "hybrid" scheme

Talks at the Labour Relations Commission yesterday failed to resolve the row.

Amicus, which represents the striking workers, says it warned the bank two months ago that strike action would be taken if they introduced the changes without going through the proper procedures.

However, the IBOA, which represents around 8,000 Bank of Ireland staff, has decided to hold off on industrial action pending the outcome of a Labour Court review.

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