SIPTU condemns Bord na Móna “arrogance and hypocrisy” over CEO revelations
SIPTU, the union representing the majority of workers in Bord na Móna, has condemned the “arrogance and hypocrisy” of the semi-state’s management after revelations that the company paid a benefit-in-kind tax bill for the €127,000 electric BMW used by the CEO and for his health insurance at a cost of €64,000.
SIPTU Divisional Organiser, Adrian Kane, said: “The largesse that Bord na Móna demonstrates towards its senior management contrasts sharply with its miserly approach to workers in recent years.
“When it comes to the just transition and climate change, management’s policy appears to be six-figure electric cars for CEOs but unemployment for workers in Derrinlough. In the midst of a cost-of-living crisis, that arrogance and hypocrisy will be difficult for our members to stomach.
“As a publicly-supported body, it is vital that Bord na Móna comes forward and clarifies whether other individuals in senior management are in receipt of similar lavish arrangements.”