HUNDREDS of UNITE union members at the University of Limerick (UL) are to be balloted on industrial action up to and including strike action.
A letter seeking a formal ballot across all UL-UNITE staff grades was sent to the trade union’s headquarters earlier this week, Limerick Voice has learned.
According to UL-UNITE the move was sparked by months of protracted delay and inadequate levels of trade union consultation on a number of important issues affecting all grades of staff.
“This has become unbearable and unacceptable to staff,” the spokesperson said.
Limerick Voice has learned that UL-UNITE has advised all its members not to participate in any meetings or engagement relating to UL@50 Driving Our Strategic Plan and the Work Allocation Model (WAM) Pilot Study.
The trade union claims no meaningful consulatation has taken place on these issues.
A spokesperson for UL said the University had no comment to make on the the trade union’s proposed ballot and the threat of strike action.