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Bord Na Móna Workers May Need To Start Political Campaign Amid Ongoing Uncertainty

A meeting took place between union reps and the company on Friday.

Bord na Móna is "shooting in the dark" when it comes to the future of jobs in the midlands - according to Siptu.

The company met with trade union reps on Friday.

But SIPTU Energy Organiser Willie Noone says Bord na Móna is refusing to engage with a Workplace Relations Commission forum, and is continually avoiding questions around the future of the midlands power stations, re-deployment of staff, and pension schemes.

€31 million was allocated to the government's decarbonisation plans in last month's Budget, but Mr. Noone doesn't feel it should be spent until Bord na Móna clearly outlines its intentions:

Representatives for Bord na Móna staff may need to start a political campaign if uncertainty over their jobs continues.

Mr. Noone says the group of unions is working to minimise the number of jobs lost in the midlands - but is struggling with a lack of engagement from Bord na Móna:

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