SIPTU organised a day of action on Monday 23rd of May at the Boots store in Coleraine in relation to the employer’s stated intent to cut premium pay and cease payment for breaks from June 1st.
SIPTU the trade union said that workers decided to call days of action outside various Boots stores across the local economy to advise the public of the chemist’s proposals and to seek public support for the campaign against the proposals.
Boots workers attended and engaged with the public on the day of action.
(SIPTU activists at the Coleraine Boots store)
SIPTU Lead Organiser Martin O’Rourke said,
“The workers concerned will be utilising the industrial relations machinery of the state to seek the re-instatement of the agreed terms and conditions of employment.
Other “Days of Action” have been arranged for various Boots stores across the north.”