Date Released: 26 April 2013
SIPTU representatives will meet with the management of Balfour Beatty CLG on Wednesday, 1st May, to discuss a proposal by the construction company to implement up to 24 redundancies. This week the company announced that it intends to restructure its head office operations based in Finglas, Dublin, which would result in the majority of the job losses.
SIPTU Organiser, John Regan, said: “We have informed the management of Balfour Beatty CLG that SIPTU will oppose any jobs losses at the company. Only 13 months ago the company entered into a ten year contract to provide gas network services for Bord Gáis Networks and it is inexplicable why this €50 million progamme of work would have already run into financial difficulty.
“At the meeting with management, SIPTU representatives will seek to ascertain what work can be secured in the short term in order to avoid workers losing their jobs. Furthermore, we will be stating that as the Bord Gáis Networks contract is publicly funded it is unacceptable that the company is now seeking to make redundant workers employed to carry out this work and placing further costs on the State.”