Date Released: 25 February 2015
SIPTU members in the Bose plant in Carrickmacross, county Monaghan, have voted overwhelmingly in favour of redundancy terms proposed by the company.
SIPTU Organiser, Jim Mc Veigh, said the redundancy proposals emerged after several weeks of negotiation with union representatives.
"We negotiated what we considered to be a fair and reasonable redundancy package. We recommended the proposals to the members and they voted overwhelmingly in favour of the terms,” he said.
“We will be continuing discussions with the company, the Government and the IDA, to try and ensure that alternative employment opportunities are provided for the skilled workforce and that new investment can be found for the Bose site in Carrickmacross."
The company, which has been operating in Carrickmacross since 1978, employed 140 workers before management announced its closure in late January.