A branch of SIPTU representing Local Authority Professional Officers has served notice of industrial action on Roscommon County Council, in support of their colleagues in the Fórsa trade union who are involved in a dispute over flexitime.
Over 150 staff at Roscommon County Council are holding a fourth day of strike action today, and have vowed to continue striking every Tuesday and Thursday until the dispute is resolved.
Their union is calling for the restoration of a flexitime scheme, which has not been available to staff since early last year.
Yesterday, the National Public Service Oversight Body criticised Roscommon County Council management's failure to facilitate access to family-friendly work policies.
The Local Authority Professional Officers of SIPTU have now served notice of industrial action, which will see almost 50 engineers and planned employed by Roscommon County Council joining the work stoppages unless a resolution is found to this dispute.