Members of the Bord na Móna (BNM) Group of Unions in the company’s peat briquette production facility in Littleton, County Tipperary, have voted 94% in favour of proposed redundancy terms in a ballot counted this evening (Thursday, 8th February).
Bord na Móna Group of Unions Secretary and SIPTU Organiser, John Regan, said: “The redundancy terms apply to union members in the BNM fuels and peat business based in Littleton. It has been agreed that the plant will continue after the 31st March this year with the redeployment of 40 jobs.
“The terms also include the continuation of an excellent outplacement training programme, which was agreed after the company announced it intended to close the briquette factory.”
Unite the Union Organiser, Ed Thompson, said: “Redeployment options have been agreed with a one year settling in period, if during which a worker believes the move is not working out for them they can leave on the agreed redundancy terms. A worker’s pay and terms and conditions of employment are fully protected for the duration of the redeployment.”
Connect Trade Union official, Darren Erangey, said: “The redundancy terms include six weeks’ pay per year of service inclusive of statutory entitlements, plus allowances, a €500 voucher and other benefits.”
For further information contact:
Connect Trade Union Regional Secretary, Darren Erangey : 087 6858796