Reynolds, Albert

Thursday, 9 February 1984

Dáil Eireann Debate
Vol. 347 No. 11

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Order of Business.

I should like to ask the Taoiseach if he is aware of the shocking announcement this morning in relation to the large scale redundancies in the ESB and if he will tell the House his position in regard ...More Button

It is one of the most important developments in the past number of weeks.More Button

If the Chair thinks that the loss of between 1,000 and 2,000 jobs is not a matter for the Order of Business I am surprised at him.More Button

Are you saying it is not a matter of great public importance?More Button

I intend to raise it by other means today.More Button

Private Notice Question. - ESB Redundancy Scheme.

asked the Minister for Energy if he is aware of the proposed large-scale redundancies in the ESB; and the consultation, if any, that took place between the ESB and his Department before the announceme...More Button

Will the Minister state if the proposals received the approval of the Department and the Government, both in relation to the numbers proposed to be laid off and the very generous terms offered?More Button

The Minister stated the Government have agreed the terms. Will he accept that those very generous terms will set a dangerous and expensive headline for any possible future lay-offs in the State and s...More Button

I am amazed at the Minister's reply. As a former Minister for Labour surely he is aware that any precedents set in this regard will be used by the trade union movement in future negotiations in any i...More Button

I do not want to dwell too much on the point but I am sure the Minister will agree with me that six weeks for every year's service will be carried through in future negotiations. Surely he must agree...More Button

It is an important part.More Button

Is the Minister now saying the Government do not approve the earlier proposals of the ESB? May we take it from the Minister's reply that the power stations in the midlands to which I referred will no...More Button

Could the Minister give details of where the ESB expect those redundancies to occur, in view of the fact that he said there will be no closure of any station in the midlands or anywhere else? If he h...More Button

This is very difficult to understand. First, the Minister said this will not mean the closure of any power station and now he says he has no details of where the redundancies are likely to occur. C...More Button

No station will close down as a result of this scheme?More Button

The Minister did not give the cost of the scheme to the ESB.More Button

The papers have got it wrong, according to the Minister.More Button

It will be decided for the Laois-Offaly by-election.More Button


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