Date Released: 28 January 2015
SIPTU has called on the Government to request that Bose senior management commit to an extension of the proposed closure date of the company’s plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, so work can take place on a survival plan.
SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said: “Following a meeting between Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton, and local TDs yesterday, it has been confirmed to SIPTU that he intends to seek a meeting with Bose senior management later this week.
“It is imperative that at this meeting the Minister seeks a full rationale from the company for its decision to close the Carrickmacross plant and a commitment that it will postpone its proposed closure, so that work can be undertaken with state agencies on a survival plan.
He added: “The company has a skilled and loyal workforce in county Monaghan and they believe that with proper consideration the plant can be maintained. The management of Bose and the Government owes it to these workers to commit to such a process in good faith.
“SIPTU will meet with Bose senior management tomorrow and also intends to meet representatives of the IDA in the coming days. At these meetings we will be highlighting the crucial importance of this plant to the workforce and local community.”
The over 140 strong workforce were informed last week that the company intends to close its Monaghan plant in April this year. The company has been manufacturing audio systems at the plant since 1978.