Esb Strike Is Averted


Businesses and homes across County Wexford won’t face electricty blackouts for Christmas.

A planned strike by ESB workers has been averted after the two sides reached agreement at the Labour Relations Commission.

The row centred on a one point six billion euro deficit in the company’s pension fund.

The ESB says there will be no effect on the company’s balance sheet as a result of the settlement – but unions say that’s not the case.

Business groups are welcoming the agreement.

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