Carrickmacross Kerry Flood Plant Workers Stage 24-Hour Strike

Workers at a Kerry Foods plant in Co Monaghan have staged strike action in protest at an attempt to make 31 workers redundant without agreement.

A 24-hour work stoppage took place at the factory from 7.30am in Carrickmacross on Tuesday, 06 March.

SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said a further two work stoppages will take place on 13 and 20 March.

Over 300 SIPTU members are employed at the plant.

"This is the first of three scheduled 24-hour work stoppages at the Carrickmacross plant," he said.

"The company knows that in order to avoid our members taking further industrial action an agreement to implement a voluntary redundancy scheme is required. This must include an adequate redundancy package for those members of the workforce who wish to leave.

"SIPTU representatives are available to meet with the company at any time to discuss a fair resolution to this dispute."


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