ESB Technicians commece two day strike

550 network technicians at ESB have started a two-day strike – saying they’re not being properly consulted about the outsourcing of work.


The Independent Workers’ Union began a work-to-rule over the Bank Holiday weekend, refusing to provide emergency cover even as rough weather hit many areas.


The ESB says there was no delay to repairing outages as contingency arrangements were enough to deal with it.


Network technician Brian Baitson is chair of the strike committee – he says they want to defend their jobs.