Sea Fisheries Protection Authority staff engage in strike action

Fórsa members at the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority are taking part in a 24 hour work stoppage today.


The strike action commenced at midnight.


The action, by 110 inspectors and clerical staff, will affect operations at six sea fishery harbours including the harbour in Killybegs.


The dispute involves the findings of an independent review of the SFPA carried out by Price Waterhouse Coopers.


Fórsa say they had agreed a proposal with management to undertake a joint approach to implementing a series of 47 recommendations emerging from the review.


It’s claimed that management at the SFPA has sought to implement and impose these recommendations without the input of the staff representatives in the agency.


A 48-hour work stoppage is also planned from midnight on Tuesday 25th January to midnight Thursday 27th January.


Ian McDonnell is Assistant General Secretary for Fórsa Trade Union: