Community employment supervisors will strike for 5 days next month, in a row with the Government over pensions.
The SIPTU and Forsa trade union members will engage in 5 consecutive days of strike action, starting on Monday May 13th.
The escalation of industrial action was announced in Dublin today, following a rally at Leinster House
The unions say the 1,250 staff concerned have no access to an occupational pension scheme, despite a 2008 Labour Court recommendation to introduce one.
The five consecutive days of strike action in May will disrupt community services, including childcare, elder care, and disability services.