FORMER 4HOME'S WORKER GOES ON HUNGER STRIKE
A former 4Home Store’s worker, John Lane, this week went on hunger strike in Mitchelstown in an effort to get the company to increase his redundancy payment.
Over 40 employees lost their jobs in Mitchelstown and Fermoy when 4Home Stores closed in August.
After many staff members staged a sit in at the Mitchelstown store, the company agreed to refer the case to the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) who recommended that 4Home Stores increase their redundancy offer.
Following many months of negotiations the new offer of 1.6 weeks for every year of employment was accepted by all but Mr Lane.
“I have over 38 years of service with the company and I feel that the package offered by 4Home Stores is not acceptable to me.”
“I have brought my protest here to the square in Mitchelstown where I worked for many years and I don’t intend to eat until my demands are met,” John Lane told The Avondhu.
A spokesperson for 4HomeStores said that this was an unfortunate turn of events in Mitchelstown, “4Home Stores management have been made aware of the situation and naturally are concerned for the safety and wellbeing of the person involved but we must refrain from public comment because of the sensitivity arising from the situation,” the spokesperson concluded.
Thursday 17th December 5:35pm