Date Released: 22 January 2015
SIPTU representatives will meet with management at the Bose manufacturing plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, on Monday (26th January) to discuss the threatened closure of the facility.
SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said: “The workers were told today by management that the plant is to close in the coming weeks. This came as a complete bolt out of the blue for the workers. It is devastating news for staff, their families and the wider community.
“Workers have been given a day off tomorrow. I intend to meet with the workers and management of the plant on Monday afternoon to discuss what can be done to save their jobs. On Monday evening SIPTU representatives intend to brief local politicians on the situation and enlist their support in our efforts to save these jobs."
He added: "The vast majority of the workforce lives in Monaghan and the plant closure will have a very significant negative impact on the local economy. There are over 140 people employed at this plant and SIPTU is committed to doing everything possible to protect their interests.”
The company has been manufacturing audio systems in Monaghan since 1978. Management of the highly profitable multination company said it intends to cease operations at the plant in April.