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28th October 2020 Issue no. 531

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Ex-security staff in Ireland picket state office over jobs

By Cormac MCQuinn

Eight security workers who lost their jobs at the Chief State Solicitor's Office have held a protest outside its Dublin premises. The SIPTU members lost their jobs when the contract to provide security at the CSSO, which was held by a private firm, ended last week.

Now they are protesting over claims that the company that won the new contract, Top Security, didn't follow "industry norms" and keep them on as security guards at the office.

The eight staff were working at the CSSO for several years, having been kept on by another company, Manguard Plus, when it won the previous contract five years ago.Top Security won the new contract and took over from Manguard Plus yesterday, installing new security guards in the offices."This is an unacceptable situation where security officers who have given loyal and professional service keeping the Chief State Solicitor's Offices and its staff safe find themselves being displaced by others," said SIPTU organiser Peadar Nolan.Top Security did not respond to requests for comment.

Source: Irish Independent

28th August 2013

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