Intervention by Lord Mayor Averts Strike Action by Dublin Fire Brigade

Two threatened 24-hour work stoppages planned for later this month by members of the Dublin Fire Brigade have been averted as a result of talks held at the invitation of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Brendan Carr, in the Mansion House, Dublin 2, today (Wednesday, 8th March).

Lord Mayor, Brendan Carr, said: “At the talks it was agreed by representatives of the management of Dublin City Council and the two trade unions which represent members of the Dublin Fire Brigade, that both sides will engage in a facilitated negotiation process aimed at finding a solution to this dispute. I have requested the services of the chairman of the Government appointed Dublin North East Inner City taskforce, Kieran Mulvey, to facilitate the talks process. 

“In order to facilitate this process I requested that the scheduled strike action by members of the Dublin Fire Brigade on 18th and 27th March be suspended and this was agreed by the trade union representatives. I also requested that the management of Dublin City Council suspend any plans to change the current operation of the DFB Emergency Medical Service system, this was also agreed.” 

He added: “I am sure that it will come as a great relief to the residents of Dublin that the immediate threat of a strike by such key members of our city’s emergency services has been averted.

At today’s talks I was impressed by the total commitment by both sides in this dispute to providing the best possible emergency medical service for the residents of Dublin. With this concern uniting both the management of Dublin City Council and the trade unions representing the members of the Dublin Fire Brigade, I am hopeful that an agreed solution can be found which ensures the best outcome for our city.”

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