Irish Cement announces loss of 135 jobs

Irish Cement announces loss of 135 jobs
Published: 04 May 2010

Discussions between unions and management at Irish Cement will continue next week after it was announced that 135 jobs are to be lost.

The Irish Times reports a total of 70 jobs are to go at its facility in Limerick, with a further 65 in Platin, Co Meath. The job losses follow voluntary redundancies of 30 per cent of the workforce announced last year.

According to Irish Cement, the restructuring plan is necessary due to the fall in demand. The company said in a statement, the company said details of the restructuring would be subject to further dialogue with both unions and employees.

Siptu’s Karan O’Loughlin said it was hard to see why parent company CRH was making “these harsh decisions”. “This is a very harsh approach for a company that traditionally had a great degree of respect and engagement with their employees,” she said.